After dropping their first two games 5-4 and 3-1, the Orioles showed up in Tampa Bay on Wednesday and played like the first half Orioles to avoid a series sweep and five game losing streak.
Roberts hit his fourth career grand slam off of former Oriole pitcher Andre Cormier that broke the 1-1 tie in the sixth inning.
Reimold’s shot was his first since July 31st and it gave the birds an 8-4 lead.
Brian Matusz got his second career win in a 5.1 inning effort. The rookie surrendered four runs on seven hits while handing out no free passes and striking out seven. He’s now 2-2 with a 6.75 ERA.
Kam Mickolio relieved Matusz in the 5th inning and allowed only one hit over the 1.2 innings he pitched. Mickolio has not surrendered a run in his 8.1 innings in the majors.
Baltimore is now 1-2 on the nine game road trip and are in Chicago for the first of three today.