Trevor Plouffe

Orioles strike out 18 times, get just three hits in losing finale to Rays, 6-0, finish in last place

Orioles strike out 18 times, get just three hits in losing finale to Rays, 6-0, finish in last place

The Orioles went quietly into the offseason Sunday afternoon, unable to take advantage of Kevin Gausman’s strong rebound start in the team’s season finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

Gausman allowed just one run — a home run by catcher Curt Casali — but was outpitched by left-hander Blake Snell, who allowed just two hits over seven scoreless innings, in a 6-0 loss as the Orioles ended the season losing all five games on their season-ending road trip to Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay.

The game mercifully ended the Orioles’ first losing season since 2011, with the Orioles losing 19 of their last 23 games, their...

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