Arozarena homers twice in Rays’ victory

by Gary Shelton on May 22, 2022

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Sunday, 4 a.m.

The Tampa Bay Rays finally figured out how to control the recklessness of Randy Arozarena on the basepaths.

All they have to do is have him jog around them.

Arozarena hit two home runs Saturday night -- doubling his season total -- in a 6-1 victory by the Rays. Arozarena -- who was four-for-four the game before, homered in the first and fourth

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innings. Teammate Kevin Kiermaier, who had three hits for the third straight game, homered in the eighth inning.

"I wish I could play against them all the time," Arozarena said.

Just as impressive was starting pitcher Jeffrey Springs, who went seven innings and allowed one infield hit and no runs. It was the third start for Springs, who is 2-1.

The Rays are now 22-2 against Baltimore the last two seasons.

The Rays' relievers gave up five hits and the O's only run in relief. Ralph Garza Jr. gave up four hits and the run.

Tampa Bay and Baltimore play again today at 1:35 p.m. at Camden Yards. Corey Kluber will start for the Rays against Spenser Watkins.

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