Gabriel Ynoa pitches 8 solid innings to lead Baltimore Orioles past Tampa Bay Rays 3-1
After the Baltimore Orioles quickly ended their scoreless streak at 26 innings, Gabriel Ynoa handled it from there. Ynoa pitched eight innings of five-hit ball, Manny Machado homered and Baltimore beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Thursday night in a matchup between fading AL East teams. Coming off a three-game sweep by Boston that included two straight shutout defeats, the Orioles snapped their scoring funk before making an out in the first inning. Staked to a 3-0 lead, Ynoa (2-2) breezed through the Rays lineup in the finest start of his career. Ynoa struck out three and walked two in earning his first win as a starter in six career tries. He failed to go past five innings in any of his previous starts.
Tampa Bay Rays clinch AL playoff berth
A startling comeback on the final day of the regular season (Sept. 28) carried the Tampa Bay Rays back to the playoffs.