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Tommy Pham delivered an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the host Tampa Bay Rays a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in a Monday matinee.
Joey Wendle started the game-winning rally with a one-out walk off Dillon Tate (0-1), and then the Rays got a bit of a break.
Baltimore had shifted shortstop Jonathan Villar to the other side of second base with Austin Meadows coming up. Meadows grounded to Villar for what normally would have been a 4-6-3 double play, but there was no one to cover second. Villar threw out Meadows, and Wendle advanced to second.
Pham followed with a single to left — off the glove of diving third baseman Rio Ruiz — for the walk-off win. Pham finished with three RBIs.
Colin Poche (4-4) earned the win with a scoreless 10th.
Asher Wojciechowski made it through seven innings for the Orioles and gave up four runs on five hits. He also struck out five and walked just one.
For Tampa Bay, Ryan Yarbrough couldn’t hold a 4-0 lead and gave up four runs in the sixth that tied the game. Overall, Yarbrough allowed four runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and no walks in his six innings of work.
The Rays took a 2-0 lead when Meadows lined a two-run homer to right-center in the third. They then made it 4-0 on a Pham two-run double in the fifth inning.
Hanser Alberto continued his recent hot streak with a solo homer to start the sixth, his 11th. He entered the game with 13 hits in his previous 25 at-bats. Later in the inning, Mark Trumbo drove in two with a double to cut the Rays’ lead to 4-3.
Trumbo was making his season debut after dealing with numerous hurdles while rehabbing following knee surgery.
Trumbo later scored the tying run when Pedro Severino slapped an RBI single to right on the 13th pitch of his at-bat against Yarbrough in the sixth.
—Field Level Media