Machado’s grand slam helps Orioles beat Rays 11-2

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Manny Machado capped a six-run fourth inning with a grand slam off Jake Odorizzi, leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Tampa Bay Rays 11-2 on Tuesday night.

Chris Davis and Adam Jones also homered for the Orioles, who entered the day tied for the second wild card and two games behind AL East-leading Toronto.

Machado’s homer was his 34th this season, while Davis got his 35th and Jones got his 26th.

Odorizzi (9-6) lost for the first time in 10 starts since the All-Star break, giving up seven runs, six hits and three walks over four innings. Machado’s slam was set up by two walks, a hit batter and J.J. Hardy’s two-run double.

Yovani Gallardo (5-7) pitched five innings for Baltimore, giving up two runs (one earned) and five hits while striking out five.

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