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Hess roughed up in Tampa as O's lose 8-1

Offense musters just three hits

April 17, 2019 - 11:41 pm

By Greg Watkins 

The Orioles fell to the Tampa Bay Rays in lopsided fashion 8-1 in the second of a three-game series Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. David Hess was roughed up as the right-hander allowed six earned runs on eight hits in just two innings of work, including three home runs. Hess has now allowed 13 earned runs over his last 12 2/3 innings. Hess has also surrendered seven home runs since throwing 6 1/3 no-hit innings in Toronto on April 1st.

Rio Ruiz accounted with the lone Baltimore run when he homered to right center-field in the seventh inning. The Orioles managed just three hits against Rays pitching while striking out 13 times.

The Orioles fall to 7-12 on the season and will look to get at least one game against the Rays tomorrow night. Andrew Cashner (3-1. 5.31 ERA) will take the mound for Baltimore. He will be opposed by Tampa Bay's Hunter Wood, who's starting for a Rays team that has the best record in all of baseball at 14-4. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. and you can catch all the action on 105.7 The Fan beginning at 5:45 p.m. with Orioles Baseball Tonight.