Orioles 6 – Rays 1
Your Baltimore Orioles are now 4-0 for only the seventh time since the St. Louis Browns headed for orange pastures in 1954. That’s one short of the best start in team history, which belongs to the 1970 Orioles.
The O’s defeated Chris Archer and the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 behind solo home runs by Chris Davis, Jonathan Schoop, Nolan Reimold, and Manny Machado. Opening Day hero Matt Wieters added two RBI.
Chris Tillman allowed one run in five innings of work with the lone run coming on an Evan Longoria homer. Longoria has homered seven times off of Tillman, his best total against any opposing pitcher.
As for Archer, he has now allowed more home runs to the Orioles than he has to any other opponent. The most frequent O’s batter to victimize Archer? That would be his current teammate, Steve Pearce.
Lots of homers? That reminds me of softball. Homer. Softball. Today’s Song of the Game selection is “Talkin’ Softball” from The Simpsons.