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Gausman, Orioles defeat Rays 5-0 in opener of doubleheader

BALTIMORE -- Kevin Gausman took a two-hitter into the eighth inning to earn his first win of the season, and the Baltimore Orioles extended Tampa Bay's losing streak to nine games with a 5-0 victory Saturday in the opener of a split doubleheader.

Gausman (1-5) was lifted after giving up a pair of singles in the eighth. The right-hander went 7 2/3 innings, striking out seven with no walks in his 13th start of the year.

He received a standing ovation from the crowd of 18,229 as he walked off the mound following his 113th pitch.

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop had two hits, scored twice and backed up Gausman with two outstanding defensive plays, including one in which he snagged a grounder in short center field and threw out the runner at first.

Matt Andriese (6-1) gave up two runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings for Tampa Bay. The right-hander was unbeaten in 10 starts since last June 22.

The last-place Rays have done little right during their longest skid since 2014. They have given up at least five runs in all nine games, are batting well below .200 and have been outscored 52-18.

Tampa Bay reliever Enny Romero was helped off the mound after a line drive appeared to hit him in the back of the head.

After stranding runners at second and third in the first inning, Baltimore used RBI singles by J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones to go up 2-0 in the second.

Francisco Pena singled in a run off Tyler Sturdivant in the sixth, and Pedro Alvarez made it 5-0 with a two-run single in the seventh.

EXTRA MAN

Rays: RHP Danny Farquhar was recalled from Triple-A Durham as the 26th player for the doubleheader. "It's kind of a different situation being the guy who is only going to be here for the day," Farquhar said. "So, hopefully, I can get in there."

Orioles: Reliever T.J. McFarland was Baltimore's 26th player. He was 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA in 13 games before being optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on June 18.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: OF Brandon Guyer (left hamstring strain) was slated to begin his rehab assignment as DH for Class A Charlotte.

Orioles: RHP Vance Worley (groin strain) was scheduled to pitch for Double-A Bowie in his first rehab appearance since going on the DL on June 14.

UP NEXT

Rays RHP Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 3.63 ERA) was to face Orioles RHP Chris Tillman (10-1, 3.11) in the second game of the doubleheader.