Bauers has 3 RBIs, Rays beat Orioles 5-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Close games have become commonplace for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Jake Bauers drove in two of his three runs with a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning and the Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 Thursday night.

Bauers' decisive hit off Cody Carroll (0-1) came in the Rays' franchise-record tying sixth consecutive one-run game. Tampa Bay has played 49 (22-27) one-run games overall, tops in the majors.

''Hopefully we're looking at that as a positive,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''We've got to find ways to separate some games. But, if you're in a lot of one-run games, that means in you're in a lot of baseball games.''

The Orioles (35-80) open a four-game series Friday night against Boston. One victory by the AL East-leading Red Sox would eliminate Baltimore from the contention for the division title.

''My goal here is to do what's best for the Orioles every day and for our organization as we go forward,'' Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. ''And there will be some really good feelings about what could be and what's going to be and some times where you know you're going to go through some growing pains.''

Two more losses would ensure Baltimore consecutive losing seasons for the first time since a stretch of under .500 years from 1998-2011.

The Orioles' 80 losses through 115 games is one shy of the franchise mark set as the St. Louis Browns in 1911 and 1939.

Baltimore had taken a 4-3 lead earlier in the seventh when Renato Nunez hit a solo homer off Yonny Chirinos (1-4), who allowed one run and three hits over five relief innings to get his first major league win.

''That's awesome,'' Bauers said. ''Hard-fought for him. ''

Chirinos struck out four.

''Hopefully there's many more to come after this one,'' Chirinos said through a translator.

Sergio Romo worked the ninth to get his 14th save.

Joey Rickard drove in two with a triple during a three-run second that put Baltimore up 3-0. The one-time Tampa Bay minor leaguer has 15 of his 20 RBIs this season against his old organization.

Matt Duffy got his first extra-base hit in 24 games, an RBI double in the third and Ji-Man Choi hit a fourth-inning solo homer that made it 3-2.

Bauers tied it 3-all on a sacrifice fly off David Hess in the sixth.

Hess allowed three runs and four hits over 5 2/3 innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: CF Adam Jones was given a break from playing on the artificial turf at Tropicana Field. ''This is one of the places, really, a lot of wear and tear on his legs,'' Showalter said. ''We'll put him back in there (Friday).''

Rays: OF Tommy Pham (right foot hairline fracture) took BP off a pitching machine and could return this month. ... Reliever Chaz Roe (left knee) struck out three in a perfect inning for Class A Charlotte.

MINORS' MATTERS

Orioles: RHP Grayson Rodriguez, taken 11th overall in the 2018 draft, had his career-opening 12-inning scoreless streak for the GCL Orioles end after allowing five runs and five hits over 1 1/3 innings against the GCL Red Sox.

Rays: Two-way prospect Brendan McKay has 12 shutout innings over last three starts at Class A Charlotte.

QUITE THE PITCH

Eight-year-old Hailey Dawson threw the ceremonial first pitch wearing a 3-D printed robotic hand and should complete a goal of doing it at every MLB stadium next month. She has a condition that caused her to have a missing right pectoral muscle and only two underdeveloped finger on her right hand.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Dylan Bundy (7-10) will face Boston RHP Nathan Eovaldi (5-4) Friday night.

Rays: All-Star LHP Blake Snell (12-5) will increase his pitch count from 60-to-75 in his second start Friday night since returning from left shoulder fatigue against Toronto RHP Marco Estrada (5-8).

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123456789RHE
BAL35-80
030000100480
TB58-57
00110120X560
  • W: Y. Chirinos (1-4)L: C. Carroll (0-1)S: S. Romo (14)
  • HR: BAL - R. Nunez (2), TB - J. Choi (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Peterson RF40000021.200.316.326.641-1.0
T. Beckham SS40100010.234.297.362.6591.5
J. Villar 2B30000110.267.320.389.7100.5
M. Trumbo DH40100002.265.318.464.7821.0
T. Mancini LF41100011.231.298.388.6861.5
R. Nunez 3B41111011.244.289.400.6895.5
C. Davis 1B31100020.159.242.297.5391.0
J. Rickard CF31220000.222.291.415.7057.0
A. Wynns C30110001.279.311.512.8232.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Smith RF-LF22100200.299.373.414.7865.0
    M. Duffy 3B30210100.304.356.386.7425.0
    J. Bauers LF-1B30130000.239.350.477.8284.0
    C. Cron 1B40000003.245.316.466.7820.0
    C. Gomez RF00000000.220.313.359.6720.0
    J. Choi DH31111100.225.300.425.7257.0
    K. Kiermaier CF40000012.178.254.302.556-0.5
    W. Adames SS41100020.220.268.340.6083.0
    B. Lowe 2B30000021.000.167.000.167-1.0
    J. Sucre C21000111.214.257.246.5031.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Beckham (12)
      • 3B - J. Rickard
      • HR - R. Nunez (2)
      • RBI - R. Nunez (6), J. Rickard 2 (20), A. Wynns (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Mancini
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Duffy (17)
      • HR - J. Choi (4)
      • SF - J. Bauers (2)
      • RBI - M. Duffy (32), J. Bauers 3 (33), J. Choi (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Duffy (9), J. Bauers 2 (6), J. Choi (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Cron 2 (2), K. Kiermaier 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - W. Adames (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Rickard (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Adames-Lowe-Cron; Cron-Adames; Chirinos-Lowe-Cron)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Hess5.24333316.251.516.5
      D. Hart0.10000003.951.900.0
      C. Carroll (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.22222106.751.88-10.5
      M. Wright1.10000204.801.624.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Hess5.2
      D. Hart0.1
      C. Carroll (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.2
      M. Wright1.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      H. Wood2.05331104.071.56-2.5
      Y. Chirinos (W, 1-4)5.03110413.501.2120.0
      J. Alvarado (H, 21)1.00000202.441.234.0
      S. Romo (S, 14)1.00000103.631.1910.5
      PITCHERSIP
      H. Wood2.0
      Y. Chirinos (W, 1-4)5.0
      J. Alvarado (H, 21)1.0
      S. Romo (S, 14)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hess 93-54, D. Hart 4-3, C. Carroll 28-15, M. Wright 29-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hess 4-9, M. Wright 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Hess 23, D. Hart, C. Carroll 6, M. Wright 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - H. Wood 34-22, Y. Chirinos 63-45, J. Alvarado 17-11, S. Romo 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Wood 2-1, Y. Chirinos 4-6, J. Alvarado 1-0, S. Romo 1-1
      • Batters Faced - H. Wood 10, Y. Chirinos 17, J. Alvarado 3, S. Romo 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      BAL35-80
      030000100480
      TB58-57
      00110120X560
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Peterson RF40000021.200.316.326.641-1.0
      T. Beckham SS40100010.234.297.362.6591.5
      J. Villar 2B30000110.267.320.389.7100.5
      M. Trumbo DH40100002.265.318.464.7821.0
      T. Mancini LF41100011.231.298.388.6861.5
      R. Nunez 3B41111011.244.289.400.6895.5
      C. Davis 1B31100020.159.242.297.5391.0
      J. Rickard CF31220000.222.291.415.7057.0
      A. Wynns C30110001.279.311.512.8232.0
      Total324841186-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Smith RF-LF22100200.299.373.414.7865.0
        M. Duffy 3B30210100.304.356.386.7425.0
        J. Bauers LF-1B30130000.239.350.477.8284.0
        C. Cron 1B40000003.245.316.466.7820.0
        C. Gomez RF00000000.220.313.359.6720.0
        J. Choi DH31111100.225.300.425.7257.0
        K. Kiermaier CF40000012.178.254.302.556-0.5
        W. Adames SS41100020.220.268.340.6083.0
        B. Lowe 2B30000021.000.167.000.167-1.0
        J. Sucre C21000111.214.257.246.5031.5
        Total285651567-----
        HITTERSAB
        M. Smith RF-LF2
        M. Duffy 3B3
        J. Bauers LF-1B3
        C. Cron 1B4
        C. Gomez RF0
        J. Choi DH3
        K. Kiermaier CF4
        W. Adames SS4
        B. Lowe 2B3
        J. Sucre C2
        Total28
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. Beckham (12)
          • 3B - J. Rickard
          • HR - R. Nunez (2)
          • RBI - R. Nunez (6), J. Rickard 2 (20), A. Wynns (7)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Mancini
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Duffy (17)
          • HR - J. Choi (4)
          • SF - J. Bauers (2)
          • RBI - M. Duffy (32), J. Bauers 3 (33), J. Choi (13)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Duffy (9), J. Bauers 2 (6), J. Choi (6)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Cron 2 (2), K. Kiermaier 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - W. Adames (2)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Rickard (7)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 3 (Adames-Lowe-Cron; Cron-Adames; Chirinos-Lowe-Cron)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Hess5.24333316.251.516.5
          D. Hart0.10000003.951.900.0
          C. Carroll (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.22222106.751.88-10.5
          M. Wright1.10000204.801.624.0
          Total8.0655561---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Hess5.2
          D. Hart0.1
          C. Carroll (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.2
          M. Wright1.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          H. Wood2.05331104.071.56-2.5
          Y. Chirinos (W, 1-4)5.03110413.501.2120.0
          J. Alvarado (H, 21)1.00000202.441.234.0
          S. Romo (S, 14)1.00000103.631.1910.5
          Total9.0844181---
          PITCHERSIP
          H. Wood2.0
          Y. Chirinos (W, 1-4)5.0
          J. Alvarado (H, 21)1.0
          S. Romo (S, 14)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hess 93-54, D. Hart 4-3, C. Carroll 28-15, M. Wright 29-20
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hess 4-9, M. Wright 1-1
          • Batters Faced - D. Hess 23, D. Hart, C. Carroll 6, M. Wright 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - H. Wood 34-22, Y. Chirinos 63-45, J. Alvarado 17-11, S. Romo 12-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Wood 2-1, Y. Chirinos 4-6, J. Alvarado 1-0, S. Romo 1-1
          • Batters Faced - H. Wood 10, Y. Chirinos 17, J. Alvarado 3, S. Romo 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Bauers singled to right center, Adames and Smith scored, Duffy to third45
            Nunez homered to left43
          • 6TH INNING
            Bauers hit sacrifice fly to left, Smith scored33
          • 4TH INNING
            Choi homered to left32
          • 3RD INNING
            Duffy doubled to center, Sucre scored, Smith out at home31
          • 2ND INNING
            Wynns singled to right, Rickard scored30
            Rickard tripled to left center, Mancini and Davis scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • Sergio Romo relieved Jose Alvarado
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Trumbo lined out to right
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini grounded out to second
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Jose Alvarado relieved Yonny Chirinos
            • Carlos Gomez in right field
            • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Foul, Beckham grounded out to first
            • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Wright Pitching:
            • J. Choi: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Choi popped out to second
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Nunez homered to left
            • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Foul, Rickard singled to right center
            • A. Wynns: Strike looking, Wynns grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Rickard out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Cody Carroll relieved Donnie Hart
            • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Adames singled to right center
            • B. Lowe: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Lowe struck out looking
            • J. Sucre: Ball, Strike swinging, Adames stole second, Sucre flied out to right
            • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smith walked
            • M. Duffy: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Duffy walked, Adames to third, Smith to second
            • J. Bauers: Bauers singled to right center, Adames and Smith scored, Duffy to third
            • Mike Wright relieved Cody Carroll
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Cron grounded out to second
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Villar flied out to deep center
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo lined out to left
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smith singled to left
            • M. Duffy: Foul, Foul, Duffy singled to right, Smith to third
            • J. Bauers: Pickoff attempt to first, Bauers hit sacrifice fly to left, Smith scored
            • C. Cron: Cron popped out to shortstop
            • J. Choi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choi walked, Duffy to second
            • Donnie Hart relieved David Hess
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kiermaier flied out to left
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • A. Wynns: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Wynns lined out to right
            • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Peterson lined out to center
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beckham grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • W. Adames: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Adames struck out looking
            • B. Lowe: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lowe struck out swinging
            • J. Sucre: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sucre struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • R. Nunez: Nunez grounded out to second
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • J. Rickard: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Rickard grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Bauers grounded out to second
            • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cron popped out to second
            • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Choi homered to left
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Kiermaier grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Yonny Chirinos relieved Hunter Wood
            • T. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Villar fouled out to third
            • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Trumbo singled to center
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Ball, Mancini flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • W. Adames: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Adames popped out to second
            • B. Lowe: Strike looking, Lowe lined out to right
            • J. Sucre: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sucre walked
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Smith walked, Sucre to second
            • M. Duffy: Ball, Ball, Duffy doubled to center, Sucre scored, Smith out at home
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • H. Wood Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Mancini singled to left
            • R. Nunez: Nunez fouled out to catcher
            • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Davis reached on an infield single to shortstop, Mancini to second
            • J. Rickard: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Rickard tripled to left center, Mancini and Davis scored
            • A. Wynns: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wynns singled to right, Rickard scored
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Peterson grounded into double play first to shortstop, Wynns out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cron popped out to first
            • J. Choi: Choi flied out to deep left
            • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Kiermaier flied out to center
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • H. Wood Pitching:
            • J. Peterson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Beckham doubled to left center
            • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villar walked
            • M. Trumbo: Trumbo grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Villar out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Smith grounded out to third
            • M. Duffy: Foul, Ball, Foul, Duffy grounded out to second
            • J. Bauers: Ball, Ball, Ball, Bauers lined out to center
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)