Hess wins debut, Orioles beat Rays 6-3 in twin bill opener

BALTIMORE (AP) Battling nerves and the Tampa Bay Rays in the biggest game of his life, David Hess found himself in a three-run hole after facing four batters in the top of the first inning.

By the time he walked off the mound for the last time, Hess was beaming about a big league debut that went far better than anticipated.

Hess pitched six effective innings, Jonathan Schoop hit two home runs and the Baltimore Orioles rolled to a 6-3 victory Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to serve as the 26th man in the single-admission doubleheader, Hess (1-0) gave up three runs and six hits, walking none and striking out three.

Pitching on just three days' rest, the 2014 fifth-round draft pick struggled at the outset before closing with five innings of two-hit ball.

''I can't really even put it into words. It's an experience you literally dream about since you were a kid,'' gushed the 24-year-old Hess. ''It definitely has been everything and more than I hoped it would be.''

Before the game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter expressed hope that Hess would get off to a solid start in the biggest game of his baseball career.

''If I could wish one thing for him, it's get through the first inning clean and kind of get his feet on the ground,'' Showalter said.

Unfortunately for Hess, the opposite occurred. With one out, C.J. Cron and Joey Wendle hit successive singles and Matt Duffy drove a pitch over the center-field wall.

Hess settled down after that, perhaps earning himself a longer stay with the big league club.

''David presented himself well,'' Showalter said. ''We'll see what best serves us.''

Manny Machado hit his fourth homer in three games for the Orioles, who extended their winning streak to four games - their longest run since last August.

Mychal Givens worked 1 2/3 innings for his first save.

The Rays have scored only 10 runs during a five-game losing streak.

Chris Archer (2-3) went seven innings, allowing six runs and seven hits - including a season-high three homers.

''You know, they were ultra-aggressive today. I gave up three first-pitch home runs,'' Archer said. ''I've got to be better early in the count.''

After Duffy staked the Rays to a 3-0 lead , Schoop homered leading off the second and Chance Sisco hit an RBI double before scoring on the front end of a double steal.

In the third, Machado hit his 13th home run, tying Boston's Mookie Betts for the most in the majors. Schoop hit the next pitch for a 5-3 lead.

The game was the makeup of a rainout on April 24.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday, manager Kevin Cash said.

Orioles: DH Pedro Alvarez was held out with a hamstring strain, an injury sustained Thursday night. ... INF Engelb Vielma will have surgery to repair a fractured kneecap on Tuesday. The injury occurred in a minor league game when he tripped over the mound chasing a foul ball down the right-field line. ... OF Colby Rasmus (hip) may soon be ready for a rehab assignment.

TWO-WAY THREAT

Brendan McKay, a two-way prospect with the Rays, has been promoted from low Class A to high Class A. The 22-year-old 1B/LHP will move from Bowling Green to Charlotte on Monday.

Selected fourth overall in the 2017 MLB draft, McKay was batting .254 with 16 RBIs through 21 games, and was 2-0 with a 1.09 ERA.

''It would be fair to say there are a lot of people in the organization who are very excited about him,'' Cash said.

UP NEXT

Rays: RHP Matt Andriese (0-1, 3.92 ERA) started Game 2.

Orioles: RHP Alex Cobb (0-4, 7.61 ERA) got his second crack at his former team in the nightcap. He lost 8-4 to the Rays on April 25.

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BAL12-28
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  • W: D. Hess (1-0)L: C. Archer (2-3)S: M. Givens (1)
  • HR: TB - M. Duffy (2), BAL - M. Machado (13), J. Schoop 2 (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Span LF30000010.243.364.393.757-0.5
a- R. Refsnyder PH-LF10000000.161.333.258.5910.0
C. Cron DH41200000.275.325.464.7883.0
J. Wendle 2B31300000.302.352.427.7796.0
b- D. Robertson PH-2B10000001.286.429.464.8930.0
M. Duffy 3B41231012.309.342.409.7518.5
B. Miller 1B40100004.235.313.376.6891.0
A. Hechavarria SS40000012.261.296.330.626-0.5
M. Smith CF40000011.301.379.388.768-0.5
C. Gomez RF40000010.199.248.353.601-0.5
J. Sucre C30000000.231.244.256.5000.0
  • a-grounded out for Span in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Wendle in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Mancini LF30000110.262.327.400.7270.5
C. Gentry LF00000000.203.254.254.5080.0
A. Jones CF30100112.259.279.437.7151.5
M. Machado SS41111002.351.436.6761.1126.0
J. Schoop 2B42222012.253.279.434.71311.5
C. Davis 1B40000001.176.260.282.5430.0
M. Trumbo DH42200000.341.356.500.8565.0
C. Sisco C41110011.225.304.380.6845.5
A. Santander RF30000001.198.250.297.5470.0
J. Peterson 3B20000110.193.303.263.5662.5
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Duffy (2)
    • RBI - M. Duffy 3 (12)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Trumbo (4), C. Sisco (5)
    • HR - M. Machado (13), J. Schoop 2 (3)
    • RBI - M. Machado (36), J. Schoop 2 (9), C. Sisco (11)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Wendle (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Sisco, J. Peterson (5)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Archer (L, 2-3)7.07663435.641.412.0
    R. Stanek1.00000102.450.823.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Archer (L, 2-3)7.0
    R. Stanek1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Hess (W, 1-0)6.06330314.501.0020.5
    T. Scott (H, 1)1.11000103.381.132.5
    M. Givens (S, 1)1.21000103.321.159.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Hess (W, 1-0)6.0
    T. Scott (H, 1)1.1
    M. Givens (S, 1)1.2
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Archer (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 101-62, R. Stanek 14-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 10-7, R. Stanek 1-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Archer 31, R. Stanek 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hess 78-56, T. Scott 22-14, M. Givens 20-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hess 6-9, T. Scott 2-1, M. Givens 1-3
    • Batters Faced - D. Hess 24, T. Scott 5, M. Givens 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    TB16-21
    300000000380
    BAL12-28
    03200100X670
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Span LF30000010.243.364.393.757-0.5
    a- R. Refsnyder PH-LF10000000.161.333.258.5910.0
    C. Cron DH41200000.275.325.464.7883.0
    J. Wendle 2B31300000.302.352.427.7796.0
    b- D. Robertson PH-2B10000001.286.429.464.8930.0
    M. Duffy 3B41231012.309.342.409.7518.5
    B. Miller 1B40100004.235.313.376.6891.0
    A. Hechavarria SS40000012.261.296.330.626-0.5
    M. Smith CF40000011.301.379.388.768-0.5
    C. Gomez RF40000010.199.248.353.601-0.5
    J. Sucre C30000000.231.244.256.5000.0
    Total3538310510-----
    HITTERSAB
    D. Span LF3
    a- R. Refsnyder PH-LF1
    C. Cron DH4
    J. Wendle 2B3
    b- D. Robertson PH-2B1
    M. Duffy 3B4
    B. Miller 1B4
    A. Hechavarria SS4
    M. Smith CF4
    C. Gomez RF4
    J. Sucre C3
    Total35
    • a-grounded out for Span in the 8th
    • b-flied out for Wendle in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Mancini LF30000110.262.327.400.7270.5
    C. Gentry LF00000000.203.254.254.5080.0
    A. Jones CF30100112.259.279.437.7151.5
    M. Machado SS41111002.351.436.6761.1126.0
    J. Schoop 2B42222012.253.279.434.71311.5
    C. Davis 1B40000001.176.260.282.5430.0
    M. Trumbo DH42200000.341.356.500.8565.0
    C. Sisco C41110011.225.304.380.6845.5
    A. Santander RF30000001.198.250.297.5470.0
    J. Peterson 3B20000110.193.303.263.5662.5
    Total316743359-----
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Duffy (2)
      • RBI - M. Duffy 3 (12)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Trumbo (4), C. Sisco (5)
      • HR - M. Machado (13), J. Schoop 2 (3)
      • RBI - M. Machado (36), J. Schoop 2 (9), C. Sisco (11)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Wendle (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Sisco, J. Peterson (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Archer (L, 2-3)7.07663435.641.412.0
      R. Stanek1.00000102.450.823.5
      Total8.0766353---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Archer (L, 2-3)7.0
      R. Stanek1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Hess (W, 1-0)6.06330314.501.0020.5
      T. Scott (H, 1)1.11000103.381.132.5
      M. Givens (S, 1)1.21000103.321.159.5
      Total9.0833051---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Hess (W, 1-0)6.0
      T. Scott (H, 1)1.1
      M. Givens (S, 1)1.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Archer (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 101-62, R. Stanek 14-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 10-7, R. Stanek 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Archer 31, R. Stanek 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hess 78-56, T. Scott 22-14, M. Givens 20-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hess 6-9, T. Scott 2-1, M. Givens 1-3
      • Batters Faced - D. Hess 24, T. Scott 5, M. Givens 6
      • 6TH INNING
        Trumbo scored on wild pitch36
      • 3RD INNING
        Schoop homered to left35
        Machado homered to center34
      • 2ND INNING
        Sisco stole home Peterson to second33
        Sisco doubled to deep center, Trumbo scored32
        Schoop homered to left31
      • 1ST INNING
        Duffy homered to center, Cron and Wendle scored30
      • 9TH INNING
        • Craig Gentry in left
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
        • M. Smith: Smith lined out to center
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gomez grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Rob Refsnyder hit for Denard Span
        • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Refsnyder grounded out to second
        • C. Cron: Ball, Cron singled to center
        • Daniel Robertson hit for Joey Wendle
        • Mychal Givens relieved Tanner Scott
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Robertson flied out to right
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Duffy singled to left, Cron to third
        • B. Miller: Ball, Strike swinging, Miller flied out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ryne Stanek relieved Chris Archer
        • C. Davis: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Davis grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo flied out to deep right
        • C. Sisco: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Sisco struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Tanner Scott relieved David Hess
        • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smith grounded out to first
        • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Sucre flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jones walked
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado fouled out to third
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • J. Wendle: Foul, Wendle singled to center
        • M. Duffy: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Duffy struck out swinging
        • B. Miller: Strike looking, Miller flied out to deep right
        • A. Hechavarria: Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Hechavarria grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Trumbo doubled to deep center
        • C. Sisco: Sisco grounded out to second, Trumbo to third
        • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Trumbo scored on wild pitch, Santander grounded bunt out to catcher
        • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peterson flied out to left
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • J. Sucre: Sucre fouled out to first
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Foul, Span grounded out to third
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cron grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Jones singled to right
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado flied out to right
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop reached on fielder's choice to third, Jones out at second
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Davis grounded out to first
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria flied out to deep right
        • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Smith flied out to left
        • C. Gomez: Gomez flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • A. Santander: Strike looking, Ball, Santander grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Peterson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cron grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike looking, Wendle singled to shallow center
        • M. Duffy: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Wendle stole second, Duffy grounded out to shortstop, Wendle to third
        • B. Miller: Strike looking, Miller lined out to right
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Machado homered to center
        • J. Schoop: Schoop homered to left
        • C. Davis: Davis grounded out to first
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike looking, Trumbo flied out to center
        • C. Sisco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sisco grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gomez flied out to center
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Ball, Sucre lined out to center
        • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Schoop: Schoop homered to left
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Davis grounded out to first
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Trumbo singled to right center
        • C. Sisco: Strike (foul tip), Sisco doubled to deep center, Trumbo scored
        • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Santander flied out to deep right, Sisco to third
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peterson walked
        • T. Mancini: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Sisco stole home Peterson to second, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mancini walked
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Span fouled out to left
        • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Cron singled to center
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Ball, Wendle singled to center, Cron to second
        • M. Duffy: Duffy homered to center, Cron and Wendle scored
        • B. Miller: Miller singled to left center
        • A. Hechavarria: Foul, Hechavarria reached on fielder's choice to third, Miller out at second
        • M. Smith: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Jones lined out to center
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado popped out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)