Tommy Hunter pitched a pretty good game, but the O's offensive woes continued in a 2-0 loss to the Rays on Friday night.
Hunter went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while fanning three. Unfortunately, two of those hits went over the fence, as Hunter now leads the Majors with 26 dingers allowed this season.
The O's had men on base throughout the game but never got that one clutch hit when it mattered...the Birds loaded the bases in the very first inning but Mark Reynolds struck out to end the early threat. Overall, Baltimore outhit Tampa Bay 8-6, but the O's went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.
With the loss, the Birds fell to third place in the East, as the Rays picked up a full game on the O's and moved into sole possession of second. Wei-Yin Chen looks to put the Orioles back into the win column on Saturday night.