Jake Odorizzi gives up 8 runs on 11 hits, both career highs as were the four home runs given up

Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi gives up four homers

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) - Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis homered in succession during a six-run fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1 Monday night to end a three-game losing streak.

Baltimore hit five homers in all, four off rookie Jake Odorizzi (9-11). Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce delivered back-to-back shots in the third to spark the Orioles to their ninth win in 13 games against Tampa Bay this season.

After totaling four runs and 13 hits in three road losses to the Chicago Cubs, the Orioles got 14 hits against a Tampa Bay staff that had a major league-best 2.28 ERA since the All-Star break.

Chris Tillman (11-5) yielded an unearned run and three hits in seven innings. He is 4-0 in eight starts since July 18.

Baltimore led 3-1 before pulling away in the fifth. Three straight singles produced a run before Young hit a three-run drive to left. Hardy chased Odorizzi with a shot to center, and Davis greeted Kirby Yates with his 22nd home run.

It was the first time since May 2012 that the Orioles homered in three successive at-bats.

Odorizzi yielded eight runs and 11 hits, both career highs, as were the four home runs.

Baltimore added a fielding gem in the sixth when center fielder Adam Jones made a leaping catch at the wall to rob Evan Longoria of a homer. Jones then threw out Matt Joyce, who tagged up from first base.

After the Rays scored in the third, Baltimore went up 3-1 in the bottom half. Markakis snapped an 0-for-21 skid with a two-run drive and Pearce followed with his 15th homer, the fourth in his last eight games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: C Ryan Hanigan (left oblique strain) could return from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday, manager Joe Maddon said. But OF David DeJesus (left hand fracture) likely wouldn't be activated until rosters expand on Sept. 1. Also, Ben Zobrist got his first start in CF since 2010 because Desmond Jennings was promised a night off and RF Kevin Kiermaier had a stiff neck.

Orioles: 3B Manny Machado is scheduled to have season-ending knee surgery Wednesday and will rehab at the team complex in Sarasota, Florida. He hopes to cheer on the team at home games in October.

UP NEXT

Rays: RHP Alex Cobb (9-6, 3.01 ERA) takes the mound for Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. He is 7-0 since June 23 and has allowed two runs or fewer in eight successive starts, a franchise record.

Orioles: LHP Wei-Yin Chen seeks his 14th win of the season. He is 3-4 lifetime against the Rays, 1-1 this year.

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