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Jose Siri’s big hit helps Rays cap off comeback win over Orioles

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore OriolesJune 2, 2024; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Orioles pitcher Cole Irvin (19) throws during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Kucin Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Siri’s two-run double in the eighth inning allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to overcome a three-run deficit in a 4-3 victory against the host Baltimore Orioles on Sunday afternoon.

Jose Caballero homered and Amed Rosario had three singles for the Rays, who were in danger of a three-game sweep. They won for the fourth time in their last 13 games.

Gunnar Henderson, who homered, and Adley Rutschman both had three hits for the Orioles, who lost for only the second time in their last ten games.

The teams combined for 28 basehits and left a total of 22 runners on base, of which the Orioles stranded 13.

Rays starter Zack Littell allowed three runs and 11 hits and a walk, withstanding the swing of Orioles runners relatively well. Shawn Armstrong (2-1) was the winning pitcher with a shutout inning in relief. Peter Fairbanks worked the ninth for his sixth save.

Cole Irvin pitched 6 1/3 innings in a starting role for Baltimore, allowing two runs on eight hits and a walk.

Tampa Bay’s comeback began in the fifth inning when Yandy Diaz’s sacrifice fly closed the gap to 3-1.

Caballero hit his third home run of the season to lead off the seventh off Irvin.

To start the eighth, Isaac Paredes and Rosario hit back-to-back singles before Siri’s double drove in two runs against reliever Dillon Tate (2-1).

Henderson hit his 19th home run of the season on the second pitch of the bottom of the first inning off Littell. Anthony Santander and Rutschman added runscoring singles in the third and fourth inning, respectively.

Caballero and Harold Ramirez each scored two goals for Tampa Bay. Baltimore’s Austin Hays added two hits.

In an odd midgame development, Orioles infielder Jorge Mateo was hit on the back of the helmet by teammate Cedric Mullin’s bat while in the on-deck circle, and was lifted for a pinch hitter in the fourth inning when he was checked out.

–Field-level media

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