Orioles top Rays 5-2 for second straight win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Nolan Reimold had a two-run double among three hits Sunday, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 for their second straight win after a four-game skid.

Wei-Yin Chen (5-6) won for the first time in four starts against Tampa Bay, giving up two runs and six hits while striking out three in 5 1-3 innings.

Caleb Joseph hit a two-run homer for the Baltimore.

In his fifth start since returning from Tommy John surgery, Matt Moore (1-2) became only the second pitcher in Rays history to begin a season with five straight starts of five innings or fewer. Moore gave up five runs and eight hits while striking out four.

Evan Longoria and Logan Forsythe homered for the Rays on consecutive pitches off Chen in the fourth.

The Rays failed to score again, even after loading the bases with one out in the fifth and putting seven men on base in the final three innings.

Longoria's home run was his 10th of the season and his first since July 7. Forsythe hit his career-high 11th homer and also ended a bases-loaded Orioles threat with a diving catch in the third.

Four relievers finished for the Orioles. Zach Britton earned his 25th save.

The loss was the 21st in 30 games for the Rays. They've dropped eight of their last nine series.

Tampa Bay has scored only 87 runs in those 30 games and has scored the fewest runs (351) through 100 games of any team in the franchise's 18 seasons.


Orioles: C Matt Wieters was out of the lineup due to minor back stiffness. Wieters should return for Monday night's game against Atlanta.

Rays: SS Asdrubal Cabrera (right hamstring) expects to play in the next few days.


Orioles: Showalter expects OF Nick Markakis will get a great reaction from fans Monday when the former Orioles star returns to Camden Yards for the first time since signing a free agent contract with the Braves.

Rays: RHP Nathan Karns (5-5) will face Tigers RHP Anibal Sanchez (10-7), who is 7-0 in his last eight starts, in the opener of a three-game series Monday night. Karns threw five scoreless innings and homered in a 1-0 win at Philadelphia Tuesday night.