Glasnow throws 7 sharp innings to help Rays beat Orioles 7-0

BALTIMORE (AP) Poised and confident, unbeaten and virtually unhittable, Tyler Glasnow bears no resemblance to the pitcher who entered this season with a 4-16 career record.

Glasnow pitched seven innings of three-hit ball to earn his major league-leading sixth win, and the Tampa Bay Rays got a slump-breaking homer from Mike Zunino in a 7-0 rout of the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

Glasnow (6-0) struck out eight, walked none and lowered his AL-best ERA to 1.47. It's been an impressive turnaround for the right-hander, who was a combined 2-7 with Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay last year.

''It doesn't look like very much fun stepping into the batter's box against him right now,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''He just continues to impress with the things that he's done with his delivery - the mechanics, the consistency of it. All of those things are playing a role.''

Glasnow also has a pitch he can rely upon in any instance.

''I think the biggest thing for me has been just mixing in the changeup,'' he said. ''I'm getting some called strikes and I'm getting some swinging strikes. It helps me keep everyone off balance.''

Zunino, Tampa Bay's catcher, said, ''His curveball is obviously great, but being able to have that changeup . I hate to call it a new toy, but it sort of is.''

The first time Glasnow went up against Baltimore this season, he retired the last 10 batters he faced in a 4-2 victory. This time, Glasnow started with 11 straight outs before Dwight Smith Jr. beat out an infield grounder.

Glasnow gave up a single in each of the next two innings but did not allow a runner past first base.

''That was electric stuff. Really, really good,'' Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said.

Glasnow is the first pitcher in franchise history to begin the season with seven consecutive starts of at least five innings without yielding more than two runs.

On this occasion, he received ample offensive support from a variety of teammates. Zunino snapped an 0-for-17 skid with a three-run homer off Dan Straily (1-2) to make it 4-0 in the fourth inning, Tommy Pham had three hits and two RBIs and rookie Nate Lowe picked up his first big league RBI with a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

In an AL East matchup between the first place Rays and the last place Orioles, Tampa Bay got the only run it needed before Straily recorded the first out.

Brandon Lowe and Pham opened the game with successive doubles for a 1-0 lead. The Rays wasted a leadoff triple by Kevin Kiermaier in the second but batted around in a four-run fourth that including a sacrifice fly by Ji-Man Choi.

Baltimore finished with five hits, all of them singles, because Glasnow was just too good.

''Dude threw a good game,'' said Trey Mancini, who struck out four times. ''He was absolutely disgusting.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: INF Matt Duffy (hamstring tightness) began his rehabilitation assignment Friday night with Class A Charlotte., going 0 for 3 and playing third base. ''We'll just kind of take it day to day and see what we're hearing from him,'' Cash said. ... RHP Jose De Leon (Tommy John surgery) is slated to pitch two inning for Charlotte on Saturday, his first outing since August 2017. ... OF Austin Meadows (right thumb sprain) had the cast removed and has started to hit off a tee.

Orioles: LHP Richard Bleier (left shoulder tendinitis) has been throwing well in extended spring training and ''coming out of games healthy,'' according to Hyde. Bleier's velocity is on the rise but Hyde said there is no timetable for his return. ... Eager to get back to the big leagues after a 20-game debut in 2017, minor league OF Austin Hays (thumb injury) began his rehab assignment with a six-inning stint in extended spring training.

UP NEXT

Rays: After the game, Cash changed his starter for Saturday from RHP Ryne Stanek (0-1, 2.81 ERA). It will be his ninth start, yet he has thrown only 16 innings over 13 appearances.

Orioles: RHP Dylan Bundy (0-4, 6.67) starts for the seventh time, still looking for his first win of 2019. He's allowed nine HRs in 28 1/3 innings and has lost four straight starts.

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  • W: T. Glasnow (6-0)L: D. Straily (1-2)
  • HR: TB - M. Zunino (3)
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T. Pham LF40320100.305.415.458.8737.0
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Y. Diaz 3B30000203.257.359.514.8732.0
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    T. Mancini RF40000041.331.385.576.961-2.0
    D. Smith LF40200010.299.352.496.8471.5
    R. Nunez DH40000002.252.298.439.7370.0
    R. Ruiz 3B30100000.240.325.330.6551.0
    H. Alberto 2B30000001.316.329.367.6960.0
    C. Davis 1B30000001.171.241.329.5700.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Lowe (7), T. Pham (2)
      • 3B - K. Kiermaier (4)
      • HR - M. Zunino (3)
      • SF - J. Choi (2), N. Lowe
      • RBI - T. Pham 2 (14), J. Choi (10), N. Lowe, M. Zunino 3 (15)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Lowe 2 (2), Y. Diaz 2 (2), A. Garcia 4 (4)
      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Mancini, R. Nunez 2 (2), P. Severino
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Adames-Diaz-Choi)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Villar-Alberto-Davis; Alberto-Davis; Davis-Villar)
      • PB - P. Severino (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Glasnow (W, 6-0)7.03000801.470.8632.0
      C. Sadler2.02000200.001.005.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Glasnow (W, 6-0)7.0
      C. Sadler2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Straily (L, 1-2)4.19553217.431.87-9.0
      Y. Ramirez4.23223504.501.336.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Straily (L, 1-2)4.1
      Y. Ramirez4.2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Glasnow 92-62, C. Sadler 22-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Glasnow 9-3, C. Sadler 1-3
      • Batters Faced - T. Glasnow 23, C. Sadler 8
      PITCHING
      • HBP - Y. Ramirez (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 85-54, Y. Ramirez 73-41
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 4-7, Y. Ramirez 4-2
      • Batters Faced - D. Straily 25, Y. Ramirez 18
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      J. Choi 1B40010024.269.366.449.8140.0
      Y. Diaz 3B30000203.257.359.514.8732.0
      N. Lowe DH41110022.263.286.316.6022.0
      A. Garcia RF41200014.269.325.454.7783.5
      K. Kiermaier CF40100103.260.328.452.7804.0
      M. Zunino C41131003.198.226.395.6218.0
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Villar SS40100010.274.331.415.7460.5
        T. Mancini RF40000041.331.385.576.961-2.0
        D. Smith LF40200010.299.352.496.8471.5
        R. Nunez DH40000002.252.298.439.7370.0
        R. Ruiz 3B30100000.240.325.330.6551.0
        H. Alberto 2B30000001.316.329.367.6960.0
        C. Davis 1B30000001.171.241.329.5700.0
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          BATTING
          • 2B - B. Lowe (7), T. Pham (2)
          • 3B - K. Kiermaier (4)
          • HR - M. Zunino (3)
          • SF - J. Choi (2), N. Lowe
          • RBI - T. Pham 2 (14), J. Choi (10), N. Lowe, M. Zunino 3 (15)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Lowe 2 (2), Y. Diaz 2 (2), A. Garcia 4 (4)
          BATTING
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Mancini, R. Nunez 2 (2), P. Severino
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Adames-Diaz-Choi)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 3 (Villar-Alberto-Davis; Alberto-Davis; Davis-Villar)
          • PB - P. Severino (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Glasnow (W, 6-0)7.03000801.470.8632.0
          C. Sadler2.02000200.001.005.0
          Total9.05000100---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Glasnow (W, 6-0)7.0
          C. Sadler2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Straily (L, 1-2)4.19553217.431.87-9.0
          Y. Ramirez4.23223504.501.336.5
          Total9.01277671---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Straily (L, 1-2)4.1
          Y. Ramirez4.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Glasnow 92-62, C. Sadler 22-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Glasnow 9-3, C. Sadler 1-3
          • Batters Faced - T. Glasnow 23, C. Sadler 8
          PITCHING
          • HBP - Y. Ramirez (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 85-54, Y. Ramirez 73-41
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 4-7, Y. Ramirez 4-2
          • Batters Faced - D. Straily 25, Y. Ramirez 18
          • 6TH INNING
            Lowe hit sacrifice fly to center, Lowe scored70
            Pham singled to center, Adames scored, Lowe to second60
          • 4TH INNING
            Choi hit sacrifice fly to right, Adames scored50
            Zunino homered to left center, Lowe and Garcia scored40
          • 1ST INNING
            Pham doubled to right, Lowe scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
            • N. Lowe: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lowe struck out swinging
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Garcia hit by pitch
            • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Ball, Ball, Kiermaier grounded into double play first to shortstop, Garcia out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sadler Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to second
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Smith singled to left center
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Nunez lined out to third
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
            • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Pham reached on an infield single to third
            • J. Choi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz grounded into double play second to first, Pham out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Casey Sadler relieved Tyler Glasnow
            • H. Alberto: Foul, Alberto flied out to right
            • C. Davis: Davis flied out to deep center
            • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Wilkerson singled to right center
            • P. Severino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Severino struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Kiermaier grounded out to second
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Zunino flied out to right
            • W. Adames: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Adames singled to left
            • B. Lowe: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lowe struck out looking
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Glasnow Pitching:
            • D. Smith: Foul, Smith grounded out to first
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Nunez popped out to shortstop
            • R. Ruiz: Ruiz fouled out to third
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
            • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Adames walked
            • B. Lowe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowe walked, Adames to second
            • T. Pham: Strike looking, Pham singled to center, Adames scored, Lowe to second
            • J. Choi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Choi struck out looking
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Diaz walked, Lowe to third, Pham to second
            • N. Lowe: Ball, Strike looking, Lowe hit sacrifice fly to center, Lowe scored
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Pham to third, Diaz to second on passed ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Glasnow Pitching:
            • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wilkerson struck out swinging
            • P. Severino: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Severino struck out looking
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Villar singled to center
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Straily Pitching:
            • N. Lowe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Lowe struck out looking
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia singled to right center
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Kiermaier walked, Garcia to second
            • Yefry Ramirez relieved Dan Straily
            • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Ball, Zunino grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Kiermaier out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Glasnow Pitching:
            • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ruiz singled to shallow left
            • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Alberto reached on fielder's choice to third, Ruiz out at second
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis grounded into double play shortstop to third to first, Alberto out at second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Straily Pitching:
            • N. Lowe: Ball, Lowe singled to center
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia singled to left, Lowe to second
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Kiermaier lined out to right, Lowe to third
            • M. Zunino: Pickoff attempt to first, Zunino homered to left center, Lowe and Garcia scored
            • W. Adames: Adames singled to center
            • B. Lowe: Lowe singled to right center, Adames to third
            • T. Pham: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pham walked, Lowe to second
            • J. Choi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Choi hit sacrifice fly to right, Adames scored
            • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 4th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Glasnow Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Villar grounded out to catcher
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • D. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smith reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • R. Nunez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Nunez grounded out to third
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Straily Pitching:
            • T. Pham: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Pham grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Choi grounded out to second
            • Y. Diaz: Diaz lined out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Glasnow Pitching:
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis grounded out to shortstop
            • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wilkerson grounded out to first
            • P. Severino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Severino struck out looking
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Straily Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Kiermaier tripled to deep right
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Zunino fouled out to first
            • W. Adames: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
            • B. Lowe: Lowe fouled out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Glasnow Pitching:
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Nunez popped out to first
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Ruiz grounded out to shortstop
            • H. Alberto: Foul, Ball, Foul, Alberto grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Straily Pitching:
            • B. Lowe: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Lowe doubled to deep right center
            • T. Pham: Pham doubled to right, Lowe scored
            • J. Choi: Ball, Foul, Choi flied out to center
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked
            • N. Lowe: Ball, Foul, Lowe popped out to second
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Garcia reached on fielder's choice to third, Pham out at third
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Glasnow Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
            • D. Smith: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)