Rays lose to Orioles 3-0
The Rays wrapped up a rough road trip with a 3-0 loss to the Orioles on a chilly Wednesday afternoon.
A first-pitch temp of 39 and an in-game high of 46 degrees didn't do anything to warm the Rays bats, which have produced just 14 runs in their last nine games.
Manager Joe Maddon has been insisting the Rays have been playing well and not getting any breaks, and Wednesday's game certainly furthered his case.
In the top of the fourth inning, the Rays got nothing out of promising opportunity with men on first and second with one out. David DeJesus laced a ball to right, but Baltimore's Nick Markakis raced in to make a diving catch, and then doubled James Loney off second.
Then in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Orioles got two runs off Jake Odorizzi out of what didn't look like much, loading the bases on a walk, a single and a bunt by Adam Jones that caught Evan Longoria by surprise. They got one run on an out, a deep fly by Matt Wieters that Desmond Jennings caught near the wall, and the other on a slow roller by the mound that Odorizzi made a sliding play on
They did it again in the fifth, loading the bases on two walks and a single, and scoring when Jones rolled a ball down the third that stopped just inside the chalk.
Odorizzi worked five innings, allowing the three runs on five hits and three walks.