Mateo has 5 hits, Orioles pound Rays 10-3 for 8th win in 10

Orioles_Rays_Baseball_24198 Baltimore Orioles' Jorge Mateo, right, scores in front of Tampa Bay Rays catcher Christian Bethancourt on a sacrifice fly by Adley Rutschman during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Orioles_Rays_Baseball_15998 Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jorge Mateo flips the ball with his glove to first base in time to throw out Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Orioles_Rays_Baseball_40644 Baltimore Orioles third baseman Ramon Urias commits a throwing error allowing Tampa Bay Rays' Christian Bethancourt to reach first base during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Orioles_Rays_Baseball_66454 Baltimore Orioles' Adley Rutschman (35) celebrates with on-deck batter Anthony Santander after his solo home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Corey Kluber during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Orioles_Rays_Baseball_67066 Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Austin Voth delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Orioles_Rays_Baseball_95090 Baltimore Orioles' Austin Hays scores on a sacrifice fly by Ramon Urias off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Corey Kluber during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Orioles_Rays_Baseball_81348 Baltimore Orioles' Anthony Santander watches his double off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Corey Kluber during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Orioles_Rays_Baseball_77299 Baltimore Orioles manager Brandon Hyde, right, argues with home plate umpire Gabe Morales after Morales called Terrin Vavra out for running out of the baseline during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jorge Mateo had a career-high five hits, Adley Rutschman and Cedric Mullins each homered off the Tropicana Field catwalk, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-3 on Friday night.

Rougned Odor had four of the Orioles’ season-most 19 hits as Baltimore won for the eighth time in 10 games and moved into an AL wild-card spot, a half-game ahead of the Rays.

“Definitely one of our better offensive nights, the way we kept up those innings with the two-strike, two-out innings,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “(We) got a bunch of hits up and down the lineup.”

Mullins and Anthony Santander had three hits apiece for Baltimore. Austin Voth (3-1) took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and won his second straight start.

“We’ve kind of caught fire and we’re just keeping with it,” said Voth, who was claimed off waivers from Washington on June 7. “It doesn’t feel like we’re cooling off or anything like that. We’re rolling.”

By the time Jose Siri got the Rays’ first hit leading off the sixth, the Orioles had a 7-0 lead. Randy Arozarena followed with his 14th homer for Tampa Bay, which has lost four of five and is 6-12 since the All-Star break.

“We’ve got to somehow find a way to get out of this,” Rays manger Kevin Cash said. “It’s not coming easy for anybody.”

Rutschman, the Orioles’ prized rookie catcher, homered in the first off Corey Kluber (7-7), a blast that would have traveled an estimated 439 feet if not for the catwalk. Mullins’ 10th homer came in the eighth off Jimmy Yacabonis.

Voth gave up two runs on three hits in a season-high 5 1/3 innings.

Kluber was charged with seven runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings

Mateo, who drove in two runs and scored twice, also contributed a fine defensive play at shortstop in the fourth, barely throwing out Brandon Lowe on a toss from his gloved hand.

“I’m very satisfied with that performance. It shows my hard work is paying off,” Mateo said. “To go out there and do that, I feel really good about it and I want to come back tomorrow and do it all over again.”

SLO-PITCH

Second baseman Yu Chang pitched for the Rays in the ninth, giving up one run on three hits. His velocity ranged from a low of 37 mph to a high of 45 mph.

“It was definitely a little weird and uncomfortable hitting off a position player,” Mateo said, “but I’m happy I got that fifth hit off of him.”

BRETT BACK IN TOWN

Former Rays outfielder Brett Phillips, who was traded to the Orioles on Aug. 2, got a scoreboard tribute and an ovation after the third inning.

Phillips, who was raised in nearby Seminole, played parts of three seasons with the Rays and is best known for his game-winning hit in Game 4 of the 2020 World Series.

“I’m 1-for-1 in the World Series,” he quipped. “Name another player who’s done that.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Orioles: RHP Tyler Wells, who has missed three starts with a left oblique strain, has “ramped up his rehab,” Hyde said.

Rays: Switch-hitting SS Wander Franco (right hamate fracture) told Cash he still feels some discomfort swinging right-handed. Franco, who last played on July 10, and OF Harold Ramirez (right thumb fracture) will take batting practice in the next few days and be re-evaluated.

UP NEXT

Left-hander DL Hall, Baltimore’s first-round draft pick in 2017, was called up from Triple-A Norfolk and will make his major league debut Saturday. Shane McClanahan (10-5, 2.24 ERA), who is 4-0 against Baltimore, starts for Tampa Bay.

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