A weekend full of so-called productive outs from the Orioles — sacrifice flies, well-placed ground balls and sacrifice bunts — was cut short when it mattered most.
The Orioles win when their big boys swing hard and connect, and that’s what salvaged a series split with the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
The Orioles won, 2-1, when right fielder Mark Trumbo, back in the lineup after two days out with back spasms, hit a solo homer for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.
"I can't tell you how proud I am every day looking out there and seeing them fight through it and being there for each other," manager Buck Showalter said. "It's a close...