This game is getting away from the Orioles.
The Rays scored twice in the third inning and twice in the fourth to stake Matt Garza to a 4-0 lead.
If you still feel good about this one, I admire your loyalty. Or you’re still at Happy Hour. Either way, props to you. Just root and drink responsibly.
Rick VandenHurk was warming in the bullpen, but he sat down after Kevin Millwood struck out Carl Crawford to end the fourth.
Millwood has allowed six hits, walked three and thrown 73 pitches.
Michael Aubrey homered again tonight for Triple-A Norfolk, his third in two games. Scott Moore is starting at third base after recovering from a partially collapsed lung.
Double-A Bowie’s Joel Guzman has doubled and driven in two runs.
Don’t look for him in Baltimore this month.
Single-A Frederick’s Billy Rowell is 1-for-2, leaving his average at .276. Tyler Townsend is 2-for-2 with a triple and RBI.
Fifth-round pick Connor Narron doubled in his first at-bat. He’s hitting .143 at short-season Single-A Aberdeen.
I’m going to keep writing about Lou Montanez until I get it right. The Orioles will find out Tuesday whether he cleared waivers, which is expected. The MLB office is closed Monday for Labor Day. And Montanez has never been outrighted, so he’d normally have to accept the assignment. However, his season will be over and he’ll become a minor league free agent.