Orioles hit 3 HRs off Archer in 6-3 victory over Rays

BALTIMORE (AP) All the elements that usually make a baseball game unremarkable were right there: miserable weather, a tiny crowd and a week night in April.

Because the Baltimore Orioles excelled in such conditions, manager Buck Showalter relished his team's 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.

Adam Jones hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning after Hyun Soo Kim and Jonathan Schoop went deep in the sixth, rallying Baltimore at cold, damp Camden Yards.

Coming off an intense three-game series against the Red Sox that drew huge crowds to the same stadium, the Orioles performed before 11,142 hearty fans, most of whom didn't make a whole lot of noise until Kim and Schoop got Baltimore's offense going.

''That's one of our best wins this year,'' Showalter said. ''Tough series over the weekend, you come here tonight and you know it's going to be cold and nasty. A lot of (fans) probably look at the weather and not come. We were going to have to really be ready to play and our guys were. I was really proud of them tonight. That's a tough game to win and our guys figured out a way. That was impressive.''

All three home runs were off Chris Archer (2-1), who gave up five runs, six hits and five walks in 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander didn't allow a long ball in his previous four starts this season.

''There was a few pitches I wish I could have back,'' Archer said. ''That's baseball. Going into my next start, I plan on executing at a higher level. Even if it is just three or four pitches I have to execute, it has to be done.''

Baltimore trailed 3-1 before Kim and Schoop connected on successive pitches. In the seventh, Archer hit Seth Smith with a pitch, and Jones followed with a drive deep into the left-field seats.

In rain or sunshine, Jones insists it's all the same.

''The rule of thumb in the big leagues is it's 75 and sunny every day,'' he said.

It was the fifth win in seven games for the Orioles, whose 13-5 record is best in the American League.

Corey Dickerson homered for the Rays, who fell to 1-7 on the road. For Tampa Bay, playing in the rain was not much fun at all.

''Long day at the ballpark with the rain, and then no rain,'' manager Kevin Cash said.

Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez allowed three runs, three hits and five walks in 3 1/3 innings. After he gave up four walks and a double in the fourth, Vidal Nuno entered with the bases loaded and struck out Dickerson and Kevin Kiermaier.

Mychal Givens (3-0) followed with 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Brad Brach worked the ninth for his fourth save.

DEBUT

Tampa Bay reliever Chih-Wei Hu made his major league debut in the ninth inning, getting three straight outs. Recalled from Triple-A Durham on Sunday, the right-hander is the first Taiwan-born player in Rays history.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Rays outfielder Steven Souza Jr. received an exciting present for his 28th birthday Monday: He was selected the AL Player of the Week. Souza batted .414 with three home runs and nine RBIs.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: Kiermaier was in the starting lineup after being hampered by an illness over the weekend. ''I'm still not where I want to be, but definitely on the right track,'' he said.

Orioles: Closer Zach Britton (left forearm strain) played catch from about 90 feet on Monday before his scheduled appointment with a hand specialist. If all goes well, the left-hander will have a full side session on Wednesday, Showalter said. ... OF Joey Rickard (sprained finger) went 1 for 4 in his rehabilitation stint with Class A Delmarva on Monday.

UP NEXT

Rays: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (2-0, 3.07 ERA) makes his second start since April 2016 after beating Detroit last Thursday. In 29 starts with the Rays, he's lost once when receiving at least two runs of support.

Orioles: LHP Wade Miley (1-0, 1.87 ERA) seeks an encore for his 11-strikeout performance in Cincinnati last week.

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TB10-11
100200000370
BAL13-5
00100221X670
  • W: M. Givens (3-0)L: C. Archer (2-1)S: B. Brach (4)
  • HR: TB - C. Dickerson (5), BAL - A. Jones (4), J. Schoop (5), H. Kim (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Dickerson DH41211013.324.367.6351.0027.5
a- R. Weeks PH-DH10000010.172.273.345.618-0.5
K. Kiermaier CF50000034.260.345.364.708-1.5
E. Longoria 3B40100110.235.323.407.7301.5
B. Miller 2B41100102.247.360.411.7713.0
S. Souza RF31000112.333.416.5901.0051.5
L. Morrison 1B20100212.254.347.460.8082.5
T. Beckham SS30100114.258.279.394.6731.5
S. Peterson LF20120002.333.333.519.8524.0
b- P. Bourjos PH-LF20000010.167.259.292.551-0.5
D. Norris C30000102.164.203.182.3851.0
  • a-struck out for Dickerson in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Peterson in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Smith RF22100110.276.400.6211.0215.5
A. Jones CF31321100.300.372.529.90011.0
M. Machado 3B30000103.197.289.379.6681.0
C. Davis 1B30010124.258.338.470.8081.0
M. Trumbo DH40000014.214.257.300.557-0.5
W. Castillo C41100010.291.304.400.7042.5
H. Kim LF31111101.269.321.423.7457.0
C. Gentry LF0000-000.160.267.320.000-
J. Schoop 2B31121001.279.324.574.8977.0
J. Hardy SS40000000.210.222.306.5290.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Dickerson (8), S. Peterson (2)
    • HR - C. Dickerson (5)
    • RBI - C. Dickerson (9), S. Peterson 2 (6)
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Smith (4), A. Jones (4), W. Castillo (6)
    • HR - A. Jones (4), H. Kim, J. Schoop (5)
    • SF - J. Schoop (2)
    • RBI - A. Jones 2 (10), C. Davis (5), H. Kim (3), J. Schoop 2 (12)
    • 2-Out RBI - H. Kim (3), J. Schoop (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Archer (L, 2-1)6.26555533.941.65-0.5
    R. Garton0.111100020.253.00-2.0
    C. Hu1.00000000.000.003.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Archer (L, 2-1)6.2
    R. Garton0.1
    C. Hu1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    U. Jimenez3.13335315.952.40-0.5
    V. Nuno2.23000303.121.134.5
    M. Givens (W, 3-0)1.21001200.841.209.0
    D. Hart (H, 4)0.10000100.000.000.5
    B. Brach (S, 4)1.00001100.001.009.5
    PITCHERSIP
    U. Jimenez3.1
    V. Nuno2.2
    M. Givens (W, 3-0)1.2
    D. Hart (H, 4)0.1
    B. Brach (S, 4)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Archer, R. Garton
    • HBP - C. Archer
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 104-63, R. Garton 11-6, C. Hu 9-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 4-10, R. Garton 1-0, C. Hu 1-2
    • Batters Faced - C. Archer 31, R. Garton 2, C. Hu 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - U. Jimenez 78-35, V. Nuno 45-31, M. Givens 31-20, D. Hart 4-3, B. Brach 14-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - U. Jimenez 3-4, V. Nuno 4-1, M. Givens 1-2, B. Brach 1-0
    • Batters Faced - U. Jimenez 18, V. Nuno 11, M. Givens 7, D. Hart, B. Brach 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    TB10-11
    100200000370
    BAL13-5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Dickerson DH41211013.324.367.6351.0027.5
    a- R. Weeks PH-DH10000010.172.273.345.618-0.5
    K. Kiermaier CF50000034.260.345.364.708-1.5
    E. Longoria 3B40100110.235.323.407.7301.5
    B. Miller 2B41100102.247.360.411.7713.0
    S. Souza RF31000112.333.416.5901.0051.5
    L. Morrison 1B20100212.254.347.460.8082.5
    T. Beckham SS30100114.258.279.394.6731.5
    S. Peterson LF20120002.333.333.519.8524.0
    b- P. Bourjos PH-LF20000010.167.259.292.551-0.5
    D. Norris C30000102.164.203.182.3851.0
    Total33373171021-----
    • a-struck out for Dickerson in the 8th
    • b-grounded out for Peterson in the 6th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Smith RF22100110.276.400.6211.0215.5
    A. Jones CF31321100.300.372.529.90011.0
    M. Machado 3B30000103.197.289.379.6681.0
    C. Davis 1B30010124.258.338.470.8081.0
    M. Trumbo DH40000014.214.257.300.557-0.5
    W. Castillo C41100010.291.304.400.7042.5
    H. Kim LF31111101.269.321.423.7457.0
    C. Gentry LF0000-000.160.267.320.000-
    J. Schoop 2B31121001.279.324.574.8977.0
    J. Hardy SS40000000.210.222.306.5290.0
    Total2967635513-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Dickerson (8), S. Peterson (2)
      • HR - C. Dickerson (5)
      • RBI - C. Dickerson (9), S. Peterson 2 (6)
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Smith (4), A. Jones (4), W. Castillo (6)
      • HR - A. Jones (4), H. Kim, J. Schoop (5)
      • SF - J. Schoop (2)
      • RBI - A. Jones 2 (10), C. Davis (5), H. Kim (3), J. Schoop 2 (12)
      • 2-Out RBI - H. Kim (3), J. Schoop (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Archer (L, 2-1)6.26555533.941.65-0.5
      R. Garton0.111100020.253.00-2.0
      C. Hu1.00000000.000.003.0
      Total8.0766553---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Archer (L, 2-1)6.2
      R. Garton0.1
      C. Hu1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      U. Jimenez3.13335315.952.40-0.5
      V. Nuno2.23000303.121.134.5
      M. Givens (W, 3-0)1.21001200.841.209.0
      D. Hart (H, 4)0.10000100.000.000.5
      B. Brach (S, 4)1.00001100.001.009.5
      Total9.07337101---
      PITCHERSIP
      U. Jimenez3.1
      V. Nuno2.2
      M. Givens (W, 3-0)1.2
      D. Hart (H, 4)0.1
      B. Brach (S, 4)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Archer, R. Garton
      • HBP - C. Archer
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 104-63, R. Garton 11-6, C. Hu 9-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 4-10, R. Garton 1-0, C. Hu 1-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Archer 31, R. Garton 2, C. Hu 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - U. Jimenez 78-35, V. Nuno 45-31, M. Givens 31-20, D. Hart 4-3, B. Brach 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - U. Jimenez 3-4, V. Nuno 4-1, M. Givens 1-2, B. Brach 1-0
      • Batters Faced - U. Jimenez 18, V. Nuno 11, M. Givens 7, D. Hart, B. Brach 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Schoop hit sacrifice fly to center, Castillo scored36
      • 7TH INNING
        Jones homered to left, Smith scored35
      • 6TH INNING
        Schoop homered to right33
        Kim homered to right center32
      • 4TH INNING
        Peterson doubled to deep right, Miller and Souza scored, Beckham to third31
      • 3RD INNING
        Davis grounded out to first, Smith scored, Jones to third, Machado to second11
      • 1ST INNING
        Dickerson homered to right center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Brach Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kiermaier struck out looking
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Longoria walked
        • B. Miller: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Miller grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • M. Givens Pitching:
        • P. Bourjos: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bourjos struck out swinging
        • D. Norris: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Norris lined out to center
        • R. Weeks: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Weeks struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Garton Pitching:
        • W. Castillo: Foul, Ball, Castillo doubled to left center
        • H. Kim: Strike looking, Ball, Castillo to third on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kim grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop hit sacrifice fly to center, Castillo scored
        • J. Hardy: Hardy flied out to deep left
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Givens Pitching:
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Longoria singled to shallow right
        • B. Miller: Miller lined out to center
        • S. Souza: Foul, Foul, Foul, Souza reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Longoria out at second
        • L. Morrison: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Morrison walked, Souza to second
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • S. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith hit by pitch
        • A. Jones: Jones homered to left, Smith scored
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Machado lined out to right
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Trumbo grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • V. Nuno Pitching:
        • P. Bourjos: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bourjos grounded out to third
        • D. Norris: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Norris lined out to right
        • C. Dickerson: Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson doubled to left
        • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Kiermaier struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Trumbo flied out to center
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Foul, Castillo lined out to center
        • H. Kim: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kim homered to right center
        • J. Schoop: Schoop homered to right
        • J. Hardy: Strike looking, Ball, Hardy flied out to right
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • V. Nuno Pitching:
        • E. Longoria: Foul, Longoria grounded out to third
        • B. Miller: Miller reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • S. Souza: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Souza reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Miller out at second
        • L. Morrison: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Morrison singled to center, Souza to third
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Beckham grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Morrison out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Hardy: Strike looking, Hardy flied out to deep right
        • S. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
        • A. Jones: Jones singled to deep right, Smith to third
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Machado popped out to first
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • B. Miller: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Miller walked
        • S. Souza: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Souza walked, Miller to second
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Morrison struck out looking
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Beckham walked, Miller to third, Souza to second
        • S. Peterson: Ball, Peterson doubled to deep right, Miller and Souza scored, Beckham to third
        • D. Norris: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Norris walked
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Dickerson struck out looking
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kiermaier struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
        • H. Kim: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kim walked
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Schoop grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Kim out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Dickerson flied out to center
        • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Kiermaier grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Hardy: Ball, Ball, Hardy flied out to right
        • S. Smith: Ball, Smith doubled to left center
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jones walked
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Machado walked, Smith to third, Jones to second
        • C. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded out to first, Smith scored, Jones to third, Machado to second
        • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Souza struck out looking
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morrison walked
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Beckham singled to center, Morrison to second
        • S. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peterson grounded out to second, Morrison to third, Beckham to second
        • D. Norris: Ball, Norris flied out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • W. Castillo: Castillo popped out to first
        • H. Kim: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kim flied out to left
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop lined out to center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • C. Dickerson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dickerson homered to right center
        • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kiermaier popped out to third
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Longoria popped out to first
        • B. Miller: Foul, Ball, Miller grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • S. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Foul, Jones doubled to center
        • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to third
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis walked, Jones to third on wild pitch
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Trumbo grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)