Banda fans 7, Rays use a bullpen day to beat Orioles 5-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash got a lot out of his relievers.

Ryne Stanek, Anthony Banda and Chaz Roe combined to give up three hits on a bullpen day as the Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Saturday.

''We knew we're asking these guys a lot,'' Cash said. ''Between Ryne Stanek and Anthony, both of them for young pitchers showed a ton of poise.''

With the Rays thin in the rotation, Banda (1-0) entered with two outs in the second. He wound up allowing one run and three hits while striking out seven over 6 1/3 innings.

The left-hander held Baltimore hitless until Danny Valencia tripled to start the fifth. Valencia was left stranded when Banda struck out Chris Davis and Joey Rickard, and got a grounder from Andrew Susac.

''It's a little weird but just treat it like a start and just go from there,'' Banda said.

After the game Banda was optioned to Triple-A Durham, possibly to open a spot for fresh reliever.

Stanek got the start and retired all five batters he faced, including strikeouts of Adam Jones, Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop.

Roe worked a perfect ninth.

Sergio Romo will make his second start in three days and fourth in eight days in Sunday's series finale when the Rays completes a stretch of three consecutive days of having relievers starting games. The longtime reliever took the loss in Friday night's 2-0 loss to the Orioles, allowing one run while getting two outs.

The Rays had planned to begin the season with four starters and one bullpen day, however, Nate Eovaldi hurt his elbow in his final spring training start and Jake Faria could miss two months after straining his left oblique Tuesday. Eovaldi is set return for Tuesday night's game at Oakland.

Tampa Bay jumped ahead early, taking a 5-0 lead after two innings.

Joey Wendle had an RBI triple and scored on Wilson Ramos' double in the first. After Rob Refsnyder hit a run-scoring single, C.J. Cron made it 5-0 in the second with a two-run double off Andrew Cashner.

Cashner (2-6), who allowed five runs and 11 hits in five-plus innings, left with the bases loaded and no outs in the sixth and was replaced by Tanner Scott, who struck out three batters in a row.

''I was spinning out of my delivery, didn't really execute with anything, just threw a lot of bad pitches, and not a very good breaking ball,'' Cashner said.

Tampa Bay's second win in its last eight home games came one day after outfielder Denard Span and closer Alex Colome were traded to Seattle for two minor leaguers.

''You know what, impressive they bounced back,'' Cash said. ''It was a rough day, a long day. We all talked about it. These guys, they're pretty impressive.''

The Orioles got their run in the seventh when Machado doubled and scored on Davis' opposite-field single to left.

''This is probably one of the more talented teams I've played on,'' Valencia said. ''We've definitely underachieved up to this point, I don't think there's any secret to it. We're hoping as the season goes along we're going to start turning the page.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: OF Mark Trumbo (sore knee) is feeling better and could avoid going on the disabled list.

Rays: OF Carlos Gomez (right groin strain) was reinstated from the 10-day DL.

GETTING BETTER

Injured Orioles closer Zach Britton (right Achilles' tendon surgery) is scheduled to start a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Norfolk. Reliever Darren O'Day (hyperextended right elbow) will resume throwing Tuesday.

CLOSER BY COMMITTEE

Cash is not ready to appoint a replacement for closer Alex Colome, who was traded with OF Denard Span to Seattle on Friday. ''I think it's going to be pretty fluid,'' Cash said. Options include Roe, Romo, and Jose Alvarado.

UP NEXT

Baltimore RHP Kevin Gausman (3-3) goes against Romo (1-1) on Sunday.

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Mancini 1B40000000.241.318.390.7080.0
A. Jones CF40000020.274.291.458.748-1.0
M. Machado SS41100010.327.399.6191.0182.5
J. Schoop 2B40000011.235.266.390.655-0.5
D. Valencia 3B30100011.268.327.474.8012.5
C. Davis DH20110111.159.247.253.5002.5
J. Rickard RF30000023.265.324.471.795-1.0
A. Susac C30000021.143.143.190.333-1.0
C. Gentry LF30000010.208.274.260.534-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Miller 1B40000125.240.310.395.7060.0
    C. Cron DH41220114.270.326.485.8106.5
    J. Wendle 2B41110017.288.338.394.7324.5
    W. Ramos C40210010.305.344.464.8073.5
    M. Duffy 3B40000011.313.354.408.763-0.5
    M. Smith CF31100120.297.372.393.7652.0
    D. Robertson SS41300001.278.421.460.8825.0
    C. Gomez RF20000203.197.258.340.5982.0
    R. Refsnyder LF31210101.196.369.314.6835.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Machado (14)
      • 3B - D. Valencia
      • RBI - C. Davis (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Davis (6)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Cron (9), W. Ramos (6), D. Robertson (8)
      • 3B - J. Wendle (3)
      • RBI - C. Cron 2 (30), J. Wendle (12), W. Ramos (25), R. Refsnyder (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Cron 2 (9)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Rickard 3 (3)
      • DP - 2 (Rickard-Mancini; Machado-Schoop-Mancini)
      • E - M. Castro
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cashner (L, 2-6)5.011554405.071.67-8.0
      T. Scott1.00000305.111.384.5
      M. Castro2.00002102.931.274.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cashner (L, 2-6)5.0
      T. Scott1.0
      M. Castro2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stanek1.20000304.051.054.5
      A. Banda (W, 1-0)6.13111703.681.0226.5
      C. Roe1.00000104.421.253.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stanek1.2
      A. Banda (W, 1-0)6.1
      C. Roe1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 93-53, T. Scott 15-12, M. Castro 27-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 4-4, M. Castro 4-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 27, T. Scott 3, M. Castro 8
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 21-14, A. Banda 81-54, C. Roe 9-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-1, A. Banda 10-2, C. Roe 1-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 5, A. Banda 23, C. Roe 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      A. Jones CF40000020.274.291.458.748-1.0
      M. Machado SS41100010.327.399.6191.0182.5
      J. Schoop 2B40000011.235.266.390.655-0.5
      D. Valencia 3B30100011.268.327.474.8012.5
      C. Davis DH20110111.159.247.253.5002.5
      J. Rickard RF30000023.265.324.471.795-1.0
      A. Susac C30000021.143.143.190.333-1.0
      C. Gentry LF30000010.208.274.260.534-0.5
      Total3013101117-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. Miller 1B40000125.240.310.395.7060.0
        C. Cron DH41220114.270.326.485.8106.5
        J. Wendle 2B41110017.288.338.394.7324.5
        W. Ramos C40210010.305.344.464.8073.5
        M. Duffy 3B40000011.313.354.408.763-0.5
        M. Smith CF31100120.297.372.393.7652.0
        D. Robertson SS41300001.278.421.460.8825.0
        C. Gomez RF20000203.197.258.340.5982.0
        R. Refsnyder LF31210101.196.369.314.6835.0
        Total32511506822-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Machado (14)
          • 3B - D. Valencia
          • RBI - C. Davis (14)
          • 2-Out RBI - C. Davis (6)
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Cron (9), W. Ramos (6), D. Robertson (8)
          • 3B - J. Wendle (3)
          • RBI - C. Cron 2 (30), J. Wendle (12), W. Ramos (25), R. Refsnyder (2)
          • 2-Out RBI - C. Cron 2 (9)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Rickard 3 (3)
          • DP - 2 (Rickard-Mancini; Machado-Schoop-Mancini)
          • E - M. Castro
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Cashner (L, 2-6)5.011554405.071.67-8.0
          T. Scott1.00000305.111.384.5
          M. Castro2.00002102.931.274.5
          Total8.01155680---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Cashner (L, 2-6)5.0
          T. Scott1.0
          M. Castro2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Stanek1.20000304.051.054.5
          A. Banda (W, 1-0)6.13111703.681.0226.5
          C. Roe1.00000104.421.253.5
          Total9.03111110---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Stanek1.2
          A. Banda (W, 1-0)6.1
          C. Roe1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 93-53, T. Scott 15-12, M. Castro 27-17
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 4-4, M. Castro 4-1
          • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 27, T. Scott 3, M. Castro 8
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 21-14, A. Banda 81-54, C. Roe 9-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-1, A. Banda 10-2, C. Roe 1-1
          • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 5, A. Banda 23, C. Roe 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Davis singled to left, Machado scored15
          • 2ND INNING
            Cron doubled to deep right center, Robertson and Refsnyder scored05
            Refsnyder singled to right center, Smith scored, Robertson to second03
          • 1ST INNING
            Ramos doubled to deep right, Wendle scored, Ramos out at third02
            Wendle tripled to deep right, Cron scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Chaz Roe relieved Anthony Banda
            • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • M. Machado: Machado flied out to deep center
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • A. Banda Pitching:
            • A. Susac: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Susac struck out looking
            • C. Gentry: Ball, Strike looking, Gentry grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Castro Pitching:
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gomez walked
            • R. Refsnyder: Strike looking, Strike looking, Refsnyder grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gomez out at second
            • B. Miller: Foul, Strike swinging, Miller safe at first on Castro fielding error
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Cron flied out to right
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Banda Pitching:
            • M. Machado: Ball, Machado doubled to deep right center
            • J. Schoop: Foul, Ball, Ball, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis singled to left, Machado scored
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Rickard popped out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Miguel Castro relieved Tanner Scott
            • W. Ramos: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ramos struck out looking
            • M. Duffy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Duffy grounded out to third
            • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smith walked
            • D. Robertson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Robertson grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Smith out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • A. Banda Pitching:
            • C. Gentry: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gentry struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini grounded out to pitcher
            • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Jones flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • D. Robertson: Robertson doubled to deep right
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gomez walked
            • R. Refsnyder: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Refsnyder walked, Robertson to third, Gomez to second
            • Tanner Scott relieved Andrew Cashner
            • B. Miller: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
            • C. Cron: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
            • J. Wendle: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wendle struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Banda Pitching:
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Valencia tripled to left center
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • J. Rickard: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
            • A. Susac: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Susac grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Foul, Ramos grounded out to third
            • M. Duffy: Duffy grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Smith: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Banda Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Foul, Jones grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Machado grounded out to second
            • J. Schoop: Schoop grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Robertson reached on an infield single to third
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Gomez reached on fielder's choice to second, Robertson out at second
            • R. Refsnyder: Strike looking, Strike looking, Refsnyder singled to right, Gomez out at home, Refsnyder to second
            • B. Miller: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Miller walked
            • C. Cron: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cron walked, Refsnyder to third, Miller to second
            • J. Wendle: Strike swinging, Wendle flied out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • A. Banda Pitching:
            • A. Susac: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Susac struck out swinging
            • C. Gentry: Ball, Gentry grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ramos singled to deep left
            • M. Duffy: Ball, Foul, Duffy lined into double play right to first, Ramos out at first
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Stanek Pitching:
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
            • D. Valencia: Valencia lined out to center
            • Anthony Banda relieved Ryne Stanek
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Rickard struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Smith singled to left center
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Robertson singled to right, Smith to third
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Gomez fouled out to first
            • R. Refsnyder: Refsnyder singled to right center, Smith scored, Robertson to second
            • B. Miller: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
            • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Cron doubled to deep right center, Robertson and Refsnyder scored
            • J. Wendle: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Wendle grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Stanek Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Mancini grounded out to third
            • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • B. Miller: Miller flied out to left
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cron singled to right
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Strike looking, Wendle tripled to deep right, Cron scored
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramos doubled to deep right, Wendle scored, Ramos out at third
            • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Duffy struck out looking
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)