BALTIMORE -- Three RBIs apiece from Logan Morrison and Wilson Ramos sparked the Rays' offense to a 10-3 victory over the Orioles in the second game of the three-game set on Saturday at Camden Yards."Great win," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "Kind of nice not to have a nail-bitter, back
BALTIMORE -- Three RBIs apiece from Logan Morrison and Wilson Ramos sparked the Rays' offense to a 10-3 victory over the Orioles in the second game of the three-game set on Saturday at Camden Yards.
"Great win," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "Kind of nice not to have a nail-bitter, back and forth game. The offense kind of poured it on. … We all have learned in the past that you gotta get as many as you can in this ballpark against this team. Because any given moment they get a couple of guys on and they're very capable of hitting it out of the ballpark and changing the score and getting it tighter. It was great we found a way to get those add-on runs."
Ramos sent a three-run shot out of the park in the fifth inning for his second home run of the year to put the Rays up 8-1 after Morrison -- who also homered in his first at bat -- and Steven Souza Jr. went deep back-to-back in the third. Mallex Smith and Corey Dickerson doubled in runs in the sixth to give the Rays a comfortable 10-3 lead.
Tampa Bay's big offensive night backed starter Jake Odorizzi, who was charged with three earned runs on five hits, including one homer, through five innings for his fifth win of the year.
The homer Odorizzi allowed came off the bat of Orioles' second baseman Jonathan Schoop, who launched the two-out, two-run long ball in the fifth.
Orioles' starter Dylan Bundy went a season-low four innings, giving up five runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts.
"There are all kinds of variables that could have gone into that, but I felt great out there and that's the main thing," Bundy said. "I felt good. I was executing pitches and then left a few pitches up and that's what they'll do up here. Hammer them."
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Odorizzi escapes trouble: With one out in the bottom of the third, Odorizzi allowed a bloop single to Manny Machado and walked Schoop to put runners on second and third for Adam Jones. The righty was able to get Jones to chase a low splitter just out of the zone to pick up the second out before striking Mark Trumbo out on a foul tip to escape the jam unscathed.
Morrison's blast: In the top of the third, Morrison -- who also hit a home run in the first inning -- sent a home run 422 feet to Eutaw Street in right field to give the Rays a 4-1 lead. It was Morrison's 24th home run of the season, a new career high for the first baseman, and was part of the Rays' 11th back-to-back homers in 2017 when Souza Jr. followed up.
"[Odorizzi] had great stuff. He does a great job of pitching slightly up in the zone. He carried a really good split today, which he didn't have in his last outing. That bodes well for their team if he's able to carry that."
-- Orioles' manager Buck Showalter
"We've got to come in and play well Sunday. We have an opportunity to put together a really good series here. No concern whatsoever, I know the guys will come in and compete like they have all year." -- Cash
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Morrison's first career home run to Eutaw Street in the third was the 91st to hit the Street. and the 51st by an opponent.
Player Page for Shane Peterson doubled off Bundy to lead off the fourth, doing so on the 15th pitch of the at-bat. That tied for the longest plate appearance in the Major Leagues this season, matching Detroit's J.D. Martinez (June 29 vs. Kansas City's Kevin McCarthy). Since 1999, it also tied for the longest plate appearance by any Ray (sixth time, last Asdrubal Cabrera on Aug 15, 2015, at Texas). Only one other Ray recorded a hit in a 15-pitch plate appearance: Jonathan Gomes homered on June 28, 2008, at Pittsburgh off Damaso Marte.
Rays:Alex Cobb (6-5, 3.73) will get the nod for the Rays in the series finale against the Orioles at 1:35 p.m. ET Sunday at Orioles Park at Camden Yards. On Tuesday at Pittsburgh, Cobb had a no-hitter through six and finished with eight scoreless innings, though he came away with a no-decision.
Orioles:Kevin Gausman will oppose Cobb in Sunday's matinee. Gausman, who has struggled with his command this year, is coming off of his best outing of the season going 5 1/3 scoreless innings in Toronto. The righty is 4-7 with a 6.07 ERA.
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Mandy Bell is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore who covered the Orioles on Saturday.
Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2004.