Machado hits slam and 2-run shot as Orioles beat Rays 9-4

BALTIMORE (AP) When the Baltimore Orioles were losing on a regular basis, Manny Machado was one of the few positive constants.

Now, finally, his prolific bat is contributing to victories.

Machado hit two home runs, including his eighth career grand slam , and the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4 on Friday night for their season-high third straight victory.

Machado ripped a two-run shot in the first inning and made it 8-1 in the seventh with a drive off Ryne Stanek. Machado has three home runs in his last two games, 12 for the season and 150 over his seven-year career.

''Really, from spring training on, he's looked locked-in from the get-go,'' winning pitcher Kevin Gausman said. ''Every day, he does something that just kind of impresses you even more.''

Mark Trumbo and rookie Chance Sisco also homered for the Orioles. After a dismal start to the season, Baltimore (11-27) is riding its longest winning streak since a six-game run last August.

The Orioles are still in last place, but don't blame Machado, who leads the team in homers, batting average (.354) and RBIs (35). At 25, he's the youngest player in franchise history to reach the 150-homer mark.

''I'm beyond grateful,'' Machado said. ''Words can't even describe how exciting that it is, reaching that milestone. Doing it with this organization, I couldn't be any happier.''

Gausman (3-2) gave up two runs in 7 1/3 innings. He yielded 11 hits but didn't issue a walk, struck out six and repeatedly came up with the right pitch when the Rays threatened to score.

''They definitely didn't make it easy on me,'' the right-hander said. ''I had guys on base every inning.''

Brad Brach got four outs for his fifth save.

Carlos Gomez had two hits and two RBIs for the Rays, who have lost four straight and six of eight. Tampa Bay went 3 for 12 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10.

''We're getting our hits. We're just not capitalizing,'' manager Kevin Cash said.

Jake Faria (3-2) allowed seven runs in six-plus innings. He was pulled with the bases loaded in the seventh, and all three runners subsequently scored ahead of Machado.

''He did everything he needed to - just that last inning,'' Cash said.

Said Faria: ''Being able to execute late in the game when it counts the most, that's what makes guys big league pitchers. It's just not getting the job done.''

Outscored 54-14 in the first inning through 37 games, the Orioles reversed the trend when Machado homered following a single by Adam Jones for a 2-0 lead.

Trumbo hit his first home run of the season to spark Baltimore's five-run seventh, and Sisco connected in the eighth after Tampa Bay closed to 8-4.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: SS Adeiny Hechavarria returned to the starting lineup after missing a game with a left eye contusion. ... OF Kevin Kiermaier, on the 60-day DL with a torn thumb ligament, alleviated the tedium of inactivity by joining his teammates in the clubhouse.

Orioles: Struggling RHP Chris Tillman (1-5, 10.46 ERA) was placed on the DL with a lower back strain. ... DH Pedro Alvarez was held out of the lineup with a hamstring cramp, an injury that initially occurred Thursday night. ... 3B Jace Peterson started despite rolling his ankle rounding first base Thursday night.

PITCHING HELP

The Orioles intend to add a relief pitcher as their 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader, manager Buck Showalter said. The Rays will add LHP Anthony Banda, one of four prospects obtained from Arizona in the trade for Steven Souza Jr.

GET OUTTA TOWN

Former Rays star Evan Longoria made news recently by saying the Rays should move from St. Petersburg to boost attendance.

Tampa Bay pitcher Chris Archer weighed in Friday with this comment: ''The track record says it's tough for us to draw fans. I don't know where the move should be, but I think maybe a change is necessary.''

UP NEXT

Rays: Chris Archer (2-2, 5.32 ERA) will start the opener of Saturday's single-admission doubleheader. Matt Andriese (0-1, 3.92 in 11 games) will make his second start of the season in Game 2.

Orioles: RHP David Hess (2-0, 2.12 at Triple-A Norfolk) will make his major league debut in Game 1. Former Rays ace Alex Cobb (0-4, 7.61) tries to right his rocky debut season with Baltimore in the second game.

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TB15-20
0010000304150
BAL11-27
20000151X9101
  • W: K. Gausman (3-2)L: J. Faria (3-2)S: B. Brach (5)
  • HR: BAL - M. Trumbo (1), M. Machado 2 (12), C. Sisco (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Span LF41200101.250.373.404.7775.0
C. Cron DH50210003.269.320.463.7823.0
J. Wendle 2B50200014.280.333.409.7421.5
W. Ramos C50100012.308.357.471.8280.5
M. Duffy 3B51200022.302.336.377.7142.0
B. Miller 1B41200021.235.315.383.6982.0
C. Gomez RF41220002.205.255.364.6197.0
M. Smith CF40000014.313.393.404.797-0.5
A. Hechavarria SS40200000.270.306.342.6483.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Mancini LF41100013.268.329.408.7381.5
    C. Gentry LF00000000.203.254.254.5080.0
    A. Jones CF41100014.258.273.439.7121.5
    M. Machado SS42262001.354.440.6671.10716.0
    J. Schoop 2B40110000.241.268.354.6233.0
    C. Davis 1B40200021.181.268.291.5591.0
    M. Trumbo DH41111002.325.341.475.8166.0
    C. Sisco C42211010.224.307.373.6807.5
    A. Santander RF31000000.204.257.306.5632.0
    J. Peterson 3B21000110.200.302.273.5741.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Span (5), A. Hechavarria (2)
      • 3B - C. Gomez
      • RBI - C. Cron (21), C. Gomez 2 (10)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Cron (6)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Schoop (6)
      • HR - M. Machado 2 (12), M. Trumbo, C. Sisco (2)
      • RBI - M. Machado 6 (35), J. Schoop (7), M. Trumbo (4), C. Sisco (10)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Machado 4 (15), J. Schoop (3), C. Sisco
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Hechavarria-Wendle-Miller)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Schoop-Machado-Davis; Machado-Schoop-Davis)
      • E - C. Gentry
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Faria (L, 3-2)6.08771325.091.25-1.5
      R. Stanek1.01110213.381.132.0
      J. Venters1.01110112.080.691.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Faria (L, 3-2)6.0
      R. Stanek1.0
      J. Venters1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gausman (W, 3-2)7.111220603.181.2021.0
      R. Bleier0.13221001.171.09-6.0
      B. Brach (S, 5)1.11000104.601.729.5
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gausman (W, 3-2)7.1
      R. Bleier0.1
      B. Brach (S, 5)1.1
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Faria (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Faria 94-55, R. Stanek 10-8, J. Venters 13-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Faria 5-9, J. Venters 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Faria 27, R. Stanek 4, J. Venters 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - K. Gausman (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 107-86, R. Bleier 17-10, B. Brach 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 7-8, B. Brach 2-0
      • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 32, R. Bleier 5, B. Brach 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
      123456789RHE
      TB15-20
      0010000304150
      BAL11-27
      20000151X9101
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Span LF41200101.250.373.404.7775.0
      C. Cron DH50210003.269.320.463.7823.0
      J. Wendle 2B50200014.280.333.409.7421.5
      W. Ramos C50100012.308.357.471.8280.5
      M. Duffy 3B51200022.302.336.377.7142.0
      B. Miller 1B41200021.235.315.383.6982.0
      C. Gomez RF41220002.205.255.364.6197.0
      M. Smith CF40000014.313.393.404.797-0.5
      A. Hechavarria SS40200000.270.306.342.6483.0
      Total40415301719-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        T. Mancini LF41100013.268.329.408.7381.5
        C. Gentry LF00000000.203.254.254.5080.0
        A. Jones CF41100014.258.273.439.7121.5
        M. Machado SS42262001.354.440.6671.10716.0
        J. Schoop 2B40110000.241.268.354.6233.0
        C. Davis 1B40200021.181.268.291.5591.0
        M. Trumbo DH41111002.325.341.475.8166.0
        C. Sisco C42211010.224.307.373.6807.5
        A. Santander RF31000000.204.257.306.5632.0
        J. Peterson 3B21000110.200.302.273.5741.5
        Total33910941611-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. Span (5), A. Hechavarria (2)
          • 3B - C. Gomez
          • RBI - C. Cron (21), C. Gomez 2 (10)
          • 2-Out RBI - C. Cron (6)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Schoop (6)
          • HR - M. Machado 2 (12), M. Trumbo, C. Sisco (2)
          • RBI - M. Machado 6 (35), J. Schoop (7), M. Trumbo (4), C. Sisco (10)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Machado 4 (15), J. Schoop (3), C. Sisco
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Hechavarria-Wendle-Miller)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Schoop-Machado-Davis; Machado-Schoop-Davis)
          • E - C. Gentry
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Faria (L, 3-2)6.08771325.091.25-1.5
          R. Stanek1.01110213.381.132.0
          J. Venters1.01110112.080.691.5
          Total8.01099164---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Faria (L, 3-2)6.0
          R. Stanek1.0
          J. Venters1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          K. Gausman (W, 3-2)7.111220603.181.2021.0
          R. Bleier0.13221001.171.09-6.0
          B. Brach (S, 5)1.11000104.601.729.5
          Total9.01544170---
          PITCHERSIP
          K. Gausman (W, 3-2)7.1
          R. Bleier0.1
          B. Brach (S, 5)1.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - J. Faria (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Faria 94-55, R. Stanek 10-8, J. Venters 13-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Faria 5-9, J. Venters 2-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Faria 27, R. Stanek 4, J. Venters 4
          PITCHING
          • WP - K. Gausman (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 107-86, R. Bleier 17-10, B. Brach 11-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 7-8, B. Brach 2-0
          • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 32, R. Bleier 5, B. Brach 4
          • 8TH INNING
            Sisco homered to right49
            Smith flied out to left, Gomez scored on left fielder Gentry fielding error48
            Gomez tripled to right center, Duffy and Miller scored38
          • 7TH INNING
            Machado homered to left center, Sisco, Santander and Peterson scored18
            Trumbo homered to right14
          • 6TH INNING
            Schoop doubled to deep right center, Mancini scored13
          • 3RD INNING
            Cron singled to shallow right, Span scored12
          • 1ST INNING
            Machado homered to left center, Jones scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • B. Brach Pitching:
            • J. Wendle: Ball, Wendle singled to shallow center
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ramos struck out looking
            • M. Duffy: Foul, Strike swinging, Duffy grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Wendle out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Craig Gentry in left
            • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Ramos lined out to right
            • M. Duffy: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Duffy singled to shallow center
            • Richard Bleier relieved Kevin Gausman
            • B. Miller: Ball, Miller singled to center, Duffy to second
            • C. Gomez: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Gomez tripled to right center, Duffy and Miller scored
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Smith flied out to left, Gomez scored on left fielder Gentry fielding error
            • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Hechavarria singled to shallow left
            • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Span walked, Hechavarria to second
            • Brad Brach relieved Richard Bleier
            • C. Cron: Cron grounded into fielder's choice to third, Hechavarria out at third
            • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Jonny Venters relieved Ryne Stanek
            • C. Davis: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • M. Trumbo: Foul, Trumbo grounded out to third
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Sisco homered to right
            • A. Santander: Foul, Santander grounded out to third
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Foul, Hechavarria lined out to shortstop
            • D. Span: Strike looking, Span doubled to left center
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Cron fouled out to first
            • J. Wendle: Ball, Ball, Wendle grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike looking, Trumbo homered to right
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Sisco singled to right center
            • A. Santander: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Santander hit by pitch, Sisco to second
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peterson walked, Sisco to third, Santander to second
            • Ryne Stanek relieved Jake Faria
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • A. Jones: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • M. Machado: Ball, Machado homered to left center, Sisco, Santander and Peterson scored
            • J. Schoop: Schoop flied out to left
            • End of the 7th (5 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • W. Ramos: Ramos grounded out to third
            • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Duffy singled to center
            • B. Miller: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Strike swinging, Gomez singled to shallow right, Duffy to second
            • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mancini singled to left
            • A. Jones: Ball, Jones popped out to second
            • M. Machado: Machado flied out to right
            • J. Schoop: Schoop doubled to deep right center, Mancini scored
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria doubled to deep right center
            • D. Span: Span fouled out to catcher
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Cron singled to left, Hechavarria to third
            • J. Wendle: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Wendle grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Cron out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sisco flied out to left
            • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Santander lined out to left
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Peterson flied out to right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Ramos singled to shallow right
            • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Duffy struck out swinging
            • B. Miller: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Miller singled to left, Ramos to second
            • C. Gomez: Gomez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ramos to third, Miller out at second
            • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith grounded into fielder's choice to second, Gomez out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Schoop grounded out to second
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Davis singled to center
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Davis out at second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Smith grounded out to pitcher
            • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Foul, Hechavarria lined out to shortstop
            • D. Span: Span singled to shallow left
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Span to second on wild pitch, Foul, Cron singled to shallow right, Span scored
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Wendle struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Mancini flied out to deep right
            • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jones grounded out to third
            • M. Machado: Ball, Machado flied out to deep right
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Duffy struck out looking
            • B. Miller: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Gomez grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • C. Sisco: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sisco struck out looking
            • A. Santander: Foul, Santander flied out to right
            • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Peterson struck out looking
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Span flied out to left
            • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Cron lined out to center
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Wendle singled to left
            • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ramos fouled out to catcher
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mancini flied out to right
            • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Jones singled to shallow left
            • M. Machado: Machado homered to left center, Jones scored
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis singled to left
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)