Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier hit a 0-2 fastball over the right-field fence for a two-run homer with two outs in the sixth inning, handing the Orioles a 3-1 loss on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.
After two returned last week, more AL East teams are back in the power rankings this week. Has the Orioles¿ hot stretch been enough to make them one of the lucky 10? As always, these rankings are completely subjective, and yet objectively correct.
In the Orioles' dispirited 9-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays before an announced crowd of 36,945 Sunday at Camden Yards, Chris Tillman couldn't navigate through five innings for the fourth time in 10 starts this season.
Manager Buck Showalter said Adam Jones "feels better" and has less swelling in his sprained left ankle, and while he doesn't believe a trip to the disabled list is required at this point, the club is being cautious with its star center fielder.
The Orioles scored just four runs in their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field this past weekend, but upon returning to Camden Yards Monday night, the Orioles¿ power bats broke out in bunches against the Tampa Bay Rays.