September 25, 2023


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Orioles’ win streak halted at 10 games in 5-4 loss to Rays


Tampa Bay Rays' Christian Bethancourt hits a two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 15, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)

Tampa Bay Rays’ Christian Bethancourt hits a two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 15, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)


The Baltimore Orioles’ winning streak ended at 10 when Christian Bethancourt hit his first home run for Tampa Bay and the Rays rallied for a 5-4 victory Friday night.

The winning streak was the Orioles’ longest in a single season since they won 13 straight in 1999.

Ramon Urías homered twice for the Orioles, the first multi-home run game of his career, and Trey Mancini also connected. But Baltimore also left the bases loaded without scoring in the first and fifth innings.

The Rays trailed 2-1 in the sixth when they got four straight extra-base hits with two outs. Josh Lowe and Yu Chang doubled off Tyler Wells to tie it. Francisco Mejia greeted Cionel Pérez with a go-ahead double.

Bethancourt then launched a pinch-hit home run off the left-field foul pole.

Matt Wisler (3-3) got the win in relief and Brooks Raley pitched the ninth for his sixth save in seven chances.

Wells (7-5) gave up three runs in eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out six.


MIAMI (AP) — J.T. Realmuto had three hits against his former team, including a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning off All-Star Sandy Alcantara, and Philadelphia snapped a four-game skid.

Alcantara extended his shutout string to 25 innings before consecutive run-scoring doubles from Darick Hall and Realmuto gave the Phillies the lead. The right-hander went eight innings and struck out 12.

Philadelphia reliever Seranthony Domínguez walked three batters with one out in the ninth, but pinch-hitter Jesús Sánchez grounded into a fielder’s choice that forced pinch-runner Billy Hamilton at home. Domínguez then struck out Miguel Rojas for his fourth save.

Kyle Gibson (5-3) pitched six innings of one-run ball for the Phillies, scattering scattered four hits and a walk with five strikeouts.

Alcantara (9-4) limited Philly to one baserunner through the first six innings, and allowed four hits and walked two.


TORONTO (AP) — Teoscar Hernández and Matt Chapman hit three-run home runs, Alek Manoah snapped a three-start winless streak with seven strong innings and Toronto beat depleted Kansas City.

Kansas City, in last place in the AL Central, was without 10 unvaccinated players and bolstered its roster with Triple-A and Double-A prospects. The Royals lost for the second time in seven games.

Manoah (10-4) gave up one run and four hits, walking none and striking out six. Trevor Richards and Anthony Banda each worked an inning of relief.

Chapman and Raimel Tapia each had three hits as the Blue Jays piled up 16 total.

Zack Greinke (3-6) allowed four runs, three earned, in four innings, losing to the Blue Jays for the first time since June 5, 2009.


CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Naylor drove in two runs and Andrés Giménez delivered the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, lifting Cleveland past Detroit.

Giménez hit a two-out flare to left field off Michael Fulmer (2-4) that scored rookie Steven Kwan from second base. One batter earlier, Naylor knocked in Myles Straw with a sacrifice fly to tie it 5-all.

Bryan Shaw (4-1) pitched two scoreless innings and Trevor Stephan worked the ninth for his second save.

Prized rookie Riley Greene homered and tied his season high with three RBIs for the Tigers, who have lost seven of eight. Harold Castro had two doubles and a single.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Austin Riley, Orlando Arcia and Adam Duvall homered as Atlanta sent Washington to its eighth straight loss.

Atlanta improved to 9-2 against the Nationals this season and extended its winning streak in Washington to a franchise-record 13 games. The Braves have won six of eight overall, while the Nationals lost for the 14th time in 15 games.

Left-hander Patrick Corbin (4-12) dropped his ninth consecutive start against Atlanta.

Washington outfielder Juan Soto went 0 for 2 with three walks, ending his career-best 16-game hitting streak.

Ian Anderson (8-5) allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings and struck out five. He is 2-0 with a 2.30 ERA in three starts this month.


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