Rays keep their losing streak going

by Gary Shelton on July 19, 2023

in general

Arozarena hit his 17th homer./TIM WIRT

Wednesday, 4 a.m.

Is there any way the Baltimore Orioles can lose the rest of them?

How aout the rest of the AL East. Can they go oh-for-the-rest-of-the-year?

The tumbling, stumbling Rays continued to fall like a stone in water Tuesday night, taking a 5-3 loss on the chin against the Texas Rangers.

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The Rays remained in first place, again, because the Dodbesrs beat the Orioles, again. But how long can. a team count on that?

The Rays are in their worst slide of the year. They are 3-10 since start of July, and their average is only .203. With runners in scoring position, the Rays are 18 for 84 in July. Of their 13 games, they've had one hit or fewer with runners in scoring position eight times.

The Rays managed just six hits on Wednesday night, although two of the hits with eighth-inning home runs by Randy Arozarena and Brandon Lowe to make the score closer.

It was Arozarena's 17th homer, and Lowe's first since May. But the Rays were just two of six with runners in scoring position.

Rays' rookie Taj Bradley had a decent start, allowing two earned runs in his five innings. But reliever Javvy Guera had a rough seventh, giving up a three-run homer to Corey Seager.

The Rays will try to salvage one game of the series in a 2;05 p.m. game against the Rangers today. The Rays have not announced a starter; the Rangers will start Jon Gray.

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