The Baltimore Orioles, who moved to the top of the American League East standings in their last outing, took two of three from the Tampa Bay Rays to extend their lead in the division.안전놀이터
Baltimore hosted Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, on the 21st.
On the day, Baltimore won 4-3 in a tightly contested game that went to 10 extra innings. The win gave Baltimore a 59-37 record and a .615 winning percentage.
The loss left Tampa Bay with a record of 60-40-0 and a .600 winning percentage. The two teams are separated by one game.
Baltimore gave up a run in the second inning off starter Kyle Gibson, but rallied for three runs in the fourth, including an RBI single by Adley Rutchman, to take a 3-1 lead.
However, Baltimore tied the game in the seventh when Yoenis Cano hit a two-run double off Gibson. Gibson was credited with the win and Cano with the blown save.
Colton Cowher. Photo by Getty Images
The game eventually went to extra innings. The Orioles made it 4-3 in the top of the 10th on a sacrifice bunt by Adam Frazier and a sacrifice fly by Colton Cowher with the bases loaded.
The Orioles went on to win 4-3 behind a perfect game from Felix Batista, who pitched the ninth and 10th innings. It was Batista’s fifth win of the season.
With the win, the Orioles have now gone 8-2 in their last 10 games, taking over the lead and extending their lead in the division. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, has not been able to break out of its recent slump.
The two teams will now meet at the same venue on the 23rd and 24th of this month. If Baltimore continues its winning streak, the gap between the two teams could reach three games.