The Orioles’ 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was important in many ways. As a team built to win by outslugging opponents, the Orioles haven’t been victorious in many low-scoring games.
In fact, the Orioles’ win Saturday was just their third this season in 18 games when scoring two runs of fewer.
Rays left-hander Matt Moore nearly pitched as well as Orioles ace Chris Tillman, but J.J. Hardy’s two-run homer off Moore was the difference.
“Not very often a two-run homer stands up, but it did,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
The Orioles have won six of their past seven, and those wins...