Tampa Bay Rays 5, Baltimore Orioles 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Pham hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays won their fifth straight game, beating the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 Monday.

The Rays held their narrow lead atop the AL wild-card race. At 81-58, Tampa Bay is 23 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2010 season.

Pham’s third hit of the game came off Dillon Tate (0-1) after Joey Wendle walked with one out and moved up on a grounder. He also had a two-run double.

Colin Poche (4-4) pitched one inning for the win.

Austin Meadows‘ 25th homer, a two-run drive off Asher Wojciechowski, put the Rays up 2-0 in the third. Pham’s double made it 4-0 in the fifth.

Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough was sailing along with a 4-0 lead when Hanser Alberto led off the sixth with a home run. Alberto’s 11th homer opened a four-run inning in which Yarbrough gave up five hits and needed 35 pitches to get through.

Mark Trumbo drove in two of the runs with a two-out double, marking his first RBIs since Aug. 15, 2018. Trumbo was playing for the first time this season after being out with a knee injury.

Yarbrough, who had a 6-0 record and a 1.75 ERA over his preceding 13 appearances, gave up four runs on nine hits with four strikeouts.

TRAINER’S ROM

Orioles: Trumbo went 1 for 4 in his first major league game since Aug. 19, 2018.

Rays: RHP Tyler Glasnow (strained right forearm) gave up two hits and two walks while striking out three in 1 1/3 scoreless innings in his second rehab appearance for Triple-A Durham. . . . RHP Yonny Chirinos, out since Aug. 5 with right middle-finger inflammation, remains “a long way away” from returning, according to manager Kevin Cash. . . . OF Kevin Kiermaier was given the day off.

UP NEXT

The threat of Hurricane Dorian caused Wednesday’s scheduled game to be moved up to Tuesday as part of a doubleheader, only the Rays’ third twinbill in 22 seasons at Tropicana Field. RHP Trevor Richards will pitch the first game for Tampa Bay.

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