Jorge Mateo went 5-for-5 with two doubles while Cedric Mullins homered among his three hits as the Baltimore Orioles routed the Tampa Bay Rays 10-3 on Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Rougned Odor finished 4-for-5 and Anthony Santander went 3-for-5 as part of the Orioles’ 19-hit attack. Adley Rutschman homered, and Mullins, Rutschman, Odor, Mateo and Ramon Urias each drove in two runs.
Baltimore starter Austin Voth (3-1) pitched 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out five.
Rutschman hit a home run that traveled an estimated 439 feet in the first inning to give Baltimore a 1-0 lead.
Mateo provided an RBI double in the second inning, Rutschman added another RBI in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly that scored Mateo to give the Orioles a 3-0 lead.
Baltimore blew the game open with a four-run sixth inning. Odor singled home a run, Urias hit a sacrifice fly, and Mateo and Mullins each drove in a run with a single for a 7-0 edge.
Voth carried a no-hitter before allowing a single to Jose Siri leading off the sixth inning. Randy Arozarena immediately followed with a two-run homer. After David Peralta lined out, Yandy Diaz singled, prompting the Orioles to bring in Keegan Akin to replace Voth.
After Odor got a run back for the Orioles with an RBI single in the top of the seventh, Taylor Walls had an RBI double for Tampa Bay in the bottom of the seventh.
Mullins hit a solo shot in the eighth, and Urias’ ninth-inning sacrifice fly capped the scoring.
The surging Orioles are 38-23 since the start of June. Baltimore also is 8-2 since the start of August.
Corey Kluber (7-7) took the loss for Tampa Bay fell to 7-12 since the All-Star break. He allowed seven runs on 10 hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings. Kluber struck out four.