Rays beat Orioles 9-5 for sixth straight win

BALTIMORE (AP) Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said his team never lost confidence despite some struggles in the early part of the season.

Now, Tampa Bay is one of the hottest teams in baseball and Cash is looking to maintain that momentum.

C.J. Cron and Wilson Ramos homered and the Rays extended their winning streak to six games with a 9-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.

It's the Rays' longest winning streak since a nine-game run from July 12-26, 2014.

''It's pretty exciting to sit back and watch us put runs on the board, especially when we were quiet for the earlier part of the year,'' Cash said. ''I am really impressed with the guys.''

Adam Jones had three hits, including his fourth home run of the season for the Orioles, who have lost 11 of 12 and are 1-5 on the current nine-game homestand. Manny Machado had two hits and earned his team-leading 18th RBI.

Danny Valencia cut the margin to 8-5 with a homer in the eighth. Baltimore tied a season-high with 16 hits.

''We were right there. We kept creating opportunities,'' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. ''You'd like to think you could have a night where you put up eight or nine runs. We just couldn't get that big blow.''

Chris Archer (2-1) allowed four runs and 11 hits with seven strikeouts and one walk over 5 1/3 innings. Archer has yielded at least one home run in each of his six starts.

''You definitely want to compete and throw high-quality pitches,'' Archer said.

The Rays got off to a fast start against Dylan Bundy (1-3) when Denard Span led off the game with a walk and Cron followed with a homer. Ramos provided a 4-0 lead an inning later with another two-run shot.

''It's kind of just a one through nine effort. We're all swinging the bat well,'' Cron said. ''That doesn't happen very often in the big leagues. So, it's pretty cool to see us all click.''

Tampa Bay continued to pull away on RBI singles by Daniel Robertson and Ramos that boosted the margin to 6-0 in the third. Bundy had given up a total of five earned runs in his five previous starts.

''They got off to a hot start there in two innings, so I couldn't really slow them down,'' Bundy said.

The Orioles scored a pair of runs in the third on a double by Trey Mancini and a single by Machado. Joey Wendle and Mallex Smith answered for the Rays with RBI singles that increased the lead to 8-2 in the fifth.

Bundy allowed eight runs (seven earned) and a career-high 11 hits with four strikeouts and one walk over 4 2/3 innings, his shortest outing of the season.

RECORD BOOKS

Adeiny Hechavarria set a Rays franchise record for a shortstop by handling 242 consecutive chances without an error, breaking the previous mark set by Chris Gomez (2002). Hechavarria has not committed an error since July 20, 2017. . Jones earned his 557th extra-base hit with the Orioles, tying him with Boog Powell for fifth place in club history.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: 3B Matt Duffy (right hamstring strain) played seven innings for Single-A Charlotte and went 2 for 3 with an RBI. ... RHP Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) threw 37 pitches off a mound. He could potentially throw a bullpen Saturday and then a live batting practice before going on a rehab assignment.

Orioles: 3B Tim Beckham underwent surgery for his injured groin and is expected to be out at least six weeks. ... DH Mark Trumbo (quad strain) will play rehab games for Triple-A Norfolk on Friday and Saturday. He could be activated from the DL on Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Rays: Blake Snell (3-1, 2.54 ERA) is trying for his fourth consecutive victory when he starts the series opener Friday against Boston.

Orioles: Chris Tillman (0-4, 9.87 ERA) takes the mound in the opener of a three-game series Friday against the Tigers. Tillman has made 22 straight starts without a win, dating back to his first outing last season.

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TB10-13
2220200019130
BAL6-19
0020200105163
  • W: C. Archer (2-1)L: D. Bundy (1-3)
  • HR: TB - W. Ramos (2), C. Cron (6), BAL - A. Jones (4), D. Valencia (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Span LF41000101.254.363.388.7512.0
C. Cron 1B51121011.264.309.517.8266.5
C. Gomez RF52200020.176.235.319.5536.0
B. Miller DH52200011.213.283.319.6024.5
D. Robertson 3B50210031.346.493.5581.0501.5
J. Wendle 2B42210003.338.405.508.9136.0
W. Ramos C41231012.262.314.415.7308.5
M. Smith CF30210000.353.421.456.8776.0
A. Hechavarria SS40000024.273.306.364.670-1.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Mancini LF52210014.278.347.411.7585.5
    J. Peterson 2B30000111.250.368.313.6813.5
    M. Machado SS50210012.347.429.6631.0922.5
    A. Jones CF51321013.267.275.457.7328.5
    C. Davis 1B50200024.174.268.267.5351.0
    P. Alvarez DH50100033.192.323.346.669-0.5
    D. Valencia 3B41211001.171.277.439.7167.0
    A. Santander RF40300000.194.229.299.5273.0
    C. Joseph C31100003.116.136.163.2992.0
    a- C. Sisco PH-C00000000.255.340.383.7231.0
    • a-hit by pitch for Joseph in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Gomez (4), B. Miller (2), J. Wendle (4)
    • HR - C. Cron (6), W. Ramos (2)
    • RBI - C. Cron 2 (17), D. Robertson (6), J. Wendle (9), W. Ramos 3 (9), M. Smith (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Smith (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Mancini (6)
    • HR - A. Jones (4), D. Valencia (3)
    • RBI - T. Mancini (8), M. Machado (18), A. Jones 2 (15), D. Valencia (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones 2 (7)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Gomez (2), M. Smith (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Peterson
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Jones, C. Joseph (2), C. Sisco
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Archer (W, 2-1)5.111441716.611.599.5
    C. Roe (H, 5)1.01000102.891.182.5
    J. Alvarado (H, 7)1.00000003.000.923.0
    S. Romo0.22110016.752.25-3.0
    A. Colome1.02000106.302.201.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Archer (W, 2-1)5.1
    C. Roe (H, 5)1.0
    J. Alvarado (H, 7)1.0
    S. Romo0.2
    A. Colome1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Bundy (L, 1-3)4.211871422.971.29-10.0
    M. Wright1.10000307.621.694.5
    M. Givens1.01000205.401.543.0
    B. Brach1.00000004.661.553.0
    D. O'Day1.01100103.721.032.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Bundy (L, 1-3)4.2
    M. Wright1.1
    M. Givens1.0
    B. Brach1.0
    D. O'Day1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Roe (2), S. Romo
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 115-78, C. Roe 13-8, J. Alvarado 8-4, S. Romo 14-9, A. Colome 21-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 2-6, C. Roe 1-0, J. Alvarado 2-0, S. Romo 1-0, A. Colome 1-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Archer 27, C. Roe 4, J. Alvarado 2, S. Romo 4, A. Colome 5
    PITCHING
    • HBP - D. Bundy (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 86-60, M. Wright 21-16, M. Givens 15-10, B. Brach 7-6, D. O'Day 11-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 2-7, M. Givens 1-0, B. Brach 2-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 26, M. Wright 4, M. Givens 4, B. Brach 3, D. O'Day 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    TB10-13
    2220200019130
    BAL6-19
    0020200105163
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Span LF41000101.254.363.388.7512.0
    C. Cron 1B51121011.264.309.517.8266.5
    C. Gomez RF52200020.176.235.319.5536.0
    B. Miller DH52200011.213.283.319.6024.5
    D. Robertson 3B50210031.346.493.5581.0501.5
    J. Wendle 2B42210003.338.405.508.9136.0
    W. Ramos C41231012.262.314.415.7308.5
    M. Smith CF30210000.353.421.456.8776.0
    A. Hechavarria SS40000024.273.306.364.670-1.0
    Total399138211013-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Mancini LF52210014.278.347.411.7585.5
      J. Peterson 2B30000111.250.368.313.6813.5
      M. Machado SS50210012.347.429.6631.0922.5
      A. Jones CF51321013.267.275.457.7328.5
      C. Davis 1B50200024.174.268.267.5351.0
      P. Alvarez DH50100033.192.323.346.669-0.5
      D. Valencia 3B41211001.171.277.439.7167.0
      A. Santander RF40300000.194.229.299.5273.0
      C. Joseph C31100003.116.136.163.2992.0
      a- C. Sisco PH-C00000000.255.340.383.7231.0
      Total39516521921-----
      • a-hit by pitch for Joseph in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Gomez (4), B. Miller (2), J. Wendle (4)
      • HR - C. Cron (6), W. Ramos (2)
      • RBI - C. Cron 2 (17), D. Robertson (6), J. Wendle (9), W. Ramos 3 (9), M. Smith (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Smith (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Mancini (6)
      • HR - A. Jones (4), D. Valencia (3)
      • RBI - T. Mancini (8), M. Machado (18), A. Jones 2 (15), D. Valencia (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones 2 (7)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Gomez (2), M. Smith (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Peterson
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Jones, C. Joseph (2), C. Sisco
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Archer (W, 2-1)5.111441716.611.599.5
      C. Roe (H, 5)1.01000102.891.182.5
      J. Alvarado (H, 7)1.00000003.000.923.0
      S. Romo0.22110016.752.25-3.0
      A. Colome1.02000106.302.201.5
      Total9.01655192---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Archer (W, 2-1)5.1
      C. Roe (H, 5)1.0
      J. Alvarado (H, 7)1.0
      S. Romo0.2
      A. Colome1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Bundy (L, 1-3)4.211871422.971.29-10.0
      M. Wright1.10000307.621.694.5
      M. Givens1.01000205.401.543.0
      B. Brach1.00000004.661.553.0
      D. O'Day1.01100103.721.032.5
      Total9.013971102---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Bundy (L, 1-3)4.2
      M. Wright1.1
      M. Givens1.0
      B. Brach1.0
      D. O'Day1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Roe (2), S. Romo
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 115-78, C. Roe 13-8, J. Alvarado 8-4, S. Romo 14-9, A. Colome 21-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 2-6, C. Roe 1-0, J. Alvarado 2-0, S. Romo 1-0, A. Colome 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Archer 27, C. Roe 4, J. Alvarado 2, S. Romo 4, A. Colome 5
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. Bundy (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 86-60, M. Wright 21-16, M. Givens 15-10, B. Brach 7-6, D. O'Day 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 2-7, M. Givens 1-0, B. Brach 2-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 26, M. Wright 4, M. Givens 4, B. Brach 3, D. O'Day 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Gomez scored on catcher Sisco fielding error95
      • 8TH INNING
        Valencia homered to left85
      • 5TH INNING
        Jones homered to left center, Mancini scored84
        Smith singled to center, Wendle scored82
        Wendle singled to center, Miller scored, Wendle to second on center fielder Jones fielding error72
      • 3RD INNING
        Machado singled to left, Mancini scored, Peterson to second62
        Mancini doubled to deep right center, Joseph scored, Mancini to third61
        Ramos singled to left, Miller scored, Wendle to second60
        Robertson singled to left, Gomez scored, Miller to second50
      • 2ND INNING
        Ramos homered to left center, Wendle scored40
      • 1ST INNING
        Cron homered to center, Span scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Darren O'Day relieved Brad Brach
        • C. Cron: Ball, Foul, Ball, Cron fouled out to catcher
        • C. Gomez: Gomez doubled to deep right center
        • B. Miller: Ball, Miller lined out to left
        • D. Robertson: Ball, Gomez stole third, Gomez scored on catcher Sisco fielding error, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • Alex Colome relieved Sergio Romo
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Peterson flied out to left
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado grounded out to second
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Jones singled to deep left
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis singled to right, Jones to second
        • P. Alvarez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones to third on fielder's indifference, Strike swinging, Alvarez struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Brad Brach relieved Mychal Givens
        • M. Smith: Foul, Strike swinging, Smith grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Hechavarria flied out to deep center
        • D. Span: Foul, Span grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Alvarado Pitching:
        • P. Alvarez: Foul, Ball, Alvarez grounded out to second
        • Sergio Romo relieved Jose Alvarado
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Valencia homered to left
        • A. Santander: Santander singled to left
        • Chance Sisco hit for Caleb Joseph
        • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sisco hit by pitch, Santander to second
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mancini grounded into double play third to first, Santander out at third, Sisco to second
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Mychal Givens relieved Mike Wright
        • B. Miller: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Robertson singled to right center
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Wendle reached on fielder's choice to first, Robertson out at second
        • W. Ramos: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball (pitchout), Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Ramos struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Roe Pitching:
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peterson hit by pitch
        • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Jones singled to right center, Peterson to third
        • Jose Alvarado relieved Chaz Roe
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Davis grounded into double play first to second to pitcher, Jones out at second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Wright Pitching:
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Span lined out to third
        • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Valencia singled to left center
        • A. Santander: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Santander singled to right, Valencia to second
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Joseph flied out to right
        • Chaz Roe relieved Chris Archer
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Mancini grounded into double play third to second to first, Santander out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • B. Miller: Miller doubled to deep right
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
        • J. Wendle: Foul, Wendle singled to center, Miller scored, Wendle to second on center fielder Jones fielding error
        • W. Ramos: Ramos flied out to center
        • M. Smith: Smith singled to center, Wendle scored
        • Mike Wright relieved Dylan Bundy
        • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Smith stole second, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Mancini singled to right center
        • J. Peterson: Foul, Ball, Peterson lined out to left
        • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Machado popped out to first
        • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jones homered to left center, Mancini scored
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Davis reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • P. Alvarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Alvarez struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Span flied out to left
        • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Cron flied out to deep right
        • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • P. Alvarez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Alvarez struck out looking
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Valencia flied out to deep right
        • A. Santander: Foul, Santander singled to left
        • C. Joseph: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Joseph flied out to deep right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Gomez reached on an infield single to third
        • B. Miller: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Miller singled to shallow right, Gomez to third
        • D. Robertson: Ball, Robertson singled to left, Gomez scored, Miller to second
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Wendle reached on fielder's choice to third, Miller to third, Robertson out at second
        • W. Ramos: Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ramos singled to left, Miller scored, Wendle to second
        • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Smith reached on an infield single to shortstop, Ramos to third
        • A. Hechavarria: Foul, Ball, Hechavarria popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Santander grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Joseph reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Mancini doubled to deep right center, Joseph scored, Mancini to third
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Peterson walked
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado singled to left, Mancini scored, Peterson to second
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peterson stole third, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Wendle doubled to left center
        • W. Ramos: Foul, Ramos homered to left center, Wendle scored
        • M. Smith: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Smith hit by pitch
        • A. Hechavarria: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Hechavarria struck out on foul tip
        • D. Span: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Smith to second on catcher Joseph fielding error, Smith to second, Strike looking, Span grounded out to shortstop, Smith to third
        • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Cron lined out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • P. Alvarez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Alvarez singled to right
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Valencia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Alvarez out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Span walked
        • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Cron homered to center, Span scored
        • C. Gomez: Gomez fouled out to left
        • B. Miller: Miller popped out to shortstop
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • J. Peterson: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Peterson struck out looking
        • M. Machado: Ball, Strike swinging, Machado singled to right center
        • A. Jones: Jones popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)