Orioles lose as Kevin Gausman gives up four runs in final spring start

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Right-hander Kevin Gausman, who seems ticketed for the Orioles' bullpen to start the year, allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk in 3 2/3 innings in a 4-3 loss to a Tampa Bay Rays' split squad Tuesday.

It was his last start of the spring, and he hasn't been told what his next step is.


"I have no idea. It's a flip of the coin," Gausman said. "I don't really know anything. I'm waiting just like everybody else."

Gausman gave up a first-inning run on a RBI double by Asdrubal Cabrera and then allowed three runs in the third on a sacrifice fly, a RBI double by Logan Forsythe and David DeJesus' first spring homer.


"I think that one inning kind of got away from me a little bit," he said. "A couple of bounces different ways, and my line probably looks a lot different, but that's baseball, and you have to deal with that."

The Orioles trailed 4-0 heading into the sixth, but scored a run in three straight frames. Chris Davis had a RBI double in the sixth, Jonathan Schoop drove in a run with a single in the seventh and Nolan Reimold homered in the eighth.

It was the Orioles' final day game at Ed Smith Stadium of 2015 – they play two more night games Wednesday and Friday. The announced attendance was 5,305.

The Orioles are now 12-16 in Grapefruit League action.