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Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 4
When: 7:10 PM ET, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Temperature: Indoors
Umpires: Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, 1B - Andy Fletcher, 2B - Alan Porter, 3B - Joe West
Attendance: 12471

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- All it took was one big inning to end the Tampa Bay Rays' five-game losing streak.

The Rays struck for five runs in the second inning, then didn't get another hit until the eighth, but it was just enough for a 5-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

Tim Beckham had the big hit for the Rays, a three-run home run off Orioles starter Wade Miley (4-9).

Rays rookie Jake Faria (5-1) continued an impressive start to his career, going 7 1/3 innings and holding the Orioles to three runs. He recorded an eighth quality start in nine major league appearances.

"You always want to have confidence in your defense," said Faria, grateful for a second-inning double play after the first two batters reached base. "You've got gold playing at third base (Evan Longoria) every day. That was a little push that helped a lot."

The Orioles (48-52) couldn't find the bats as they had Monday in a 6-0 win in the series opener.

Baltimore made things interesting in the eighth, as the Rays walked the bases loaded -- one by Faria and two by reliever Tommy Hunter. With two outs, Welington Castillo hit a two-run single to left to pull the Orioles within 5-4, leaving two on for pinch hitter Hyun Soo Kim. Hunter struck out Kim to end the inning.

The Orioles got the leadoff man on in the ninth against Alex Colome on a throwing error, but Adam Jones hit into a double play. With two outs, Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop singled to put the tying run at third base. Colome still closed it out, forcing a Mark Trumbo groundout for his American League-leading 29th save.

"I don't get shaken up when they hit the ball hard," Faria said. "This is a team that hits a lot of home runs. They're a good hitting team. They're going to hit the ball hard, but if they make an out, I don't care how they make the out."

The Rays broke loose in the second inning, tagging Miley for five runs on five hits.

Steven Souza, Brad Miller and Adeiny Hechavarria singled to load the bases with one out, and Mallex Smith started the scoring with an RBI single. Jesus Sucre's sacrifice fly made it 2-0, and Beckham followed with his 12th home run of the season.

Miley allowed only the five runs and five hits in six innings.

"One inning, sometimes at this level, it kind of snowballed on him," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "I thought his command was better, and he gave us a chance (after). He figured out a way to keep us in that ballgame and kept us from using a lot of the bullpen."

Faria, who came in with a 2.52 ERA, was again in control. The Orioles had a chance at a big inning with the bases loaded in the fifth but got only Machado's sacrifice fly. Trey Mancini added a solo home run in the sixth inning, his 16th, to cut the lead to 5-2.

"He has a winning pedigree and he has command," Showalter said of Faria. "He's not a one-pitch guy. Everything works off command of the fastball. ... They've done a nice job of developing him."

NOTES: Rays C Wilson Ramos was out of the starting lineup a night after he needed six staples to close a laceration on his head when Ruben Tejada's bat broke and hit his helmet on the backswing. Ramos grounded out as a pinch hitter Monday. ... Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop was named American League Player of the Week for the week of July 17-23 -- he batted .433 (13-for-30) with three home runs and 16 RBIs in seven games. It's his first AL weekly honor. ... Orioles rookie 1B Trey Mancini hit his 16th home run on Tuesday. His 14 before the All-Star break were the most ever by an Orioles rookie, edging the 13 by Eddie Murray (1977) and Curt Blefary (1965).
Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Tampa Bay
Wade Miley Player Jacob Faria
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.1
4 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 7
7.50 ERA 3.68
Baltimore   Tampa Bay
Trey Mancini Player Adeiny Hechavarria
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 1
.667 Avg .333
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 10 1 14 .286 16 6 4 4 0 0
Tampa Bay 6 1 10 .222 8 4 5 4 0 1