BALTIMORE ( Associated Press) — Anthony Santander homed in and revealed his father was sitting in the stands in Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays for the Baltimore Orioles.
Santander’s single homer helped Baltimore win back-to-back series against Tampa Bay for the first time since 2017.
Orioles starter Jordan Lyles was scratched from the lineup on Sunday morning due to an upset stomach. As a result, manager Brandon Hyde was forced to dive into the bullpen.
Austin Voth, claimed by the Orioles from the Washington Nationals on June 7, made his first and 23rd start of the season in his five-year career. He played 2 2/3 scoreless innings with four strikes.
The Orioles used seven pitchers and Nick Vespi (2–0) won after giving the Rays a runless run for 1 1/3 innings. Puerto Rican right-hander Jorge Lopez made 11 saves in the last four outs.
Corey Kluber (3-4) entered the game 5-1 against Baltimore with a 3.07 ERA in 12 starts. He dropped Santander’s home run in a 380-foot shot in the first innings.
For the Orioles, Venezuela’s Anthony Santander scored 2–2 with one run and Rougnade Odor 3–0 and Dominican Jorge Mateos 2–0.
For the Rays, Dominican Francisco Mejia scored 4–1 with a run, Vidal Brujn 4–2 and Manuel Margot 4–0; Cubans Yandy Diaz 3-0 and Randy Arozerena 4-0 and Colombian Harold Ramirez 1-1.