Tampa Bay’s Francisco Mejia, left, Wander Franco, 5, and Kevin Kiermaier celebrate after a walk-off, two-run single by Austin Meadows beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 Wednesday at St. Petersburg, Fla. Steve Nesius/Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Austin Meadows hit a two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied past the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Wednesday.

Randy Arozarena hit two home runs and also had a key single as the Rays won for the 10th time in 13 games. He stopped a 21-game home run drought in Tuesday night’s 9-3 win over Baltimore.

Tampa Bay trailed when Francisco Mejia led off the ninth with a single against Tanner Scott (3-4) and pinch-hitter Mike Zunino drew a one-out walk.

Arozarena then hit a flare to right field, with first baseman Ryan Mountcastle and second baseman Pat Valaika colliding in pursuit, for a single that loaded the bases.

After Vidal Brujan struck out, Meadows lined an 0-2 pitch to center.

Collin McHugh (3-1) worked two scoreless innings.

TIGERS 4, RANGERS 2: Matt Manning pitched six strong innings and host Detroit won its sixth straight game.

Robbie Grossman, Zack Short and Akil Baddoo hit home runs as the Tigers matched their longest winning streak since an eight-game run in 2016. Detroit has allowed a total of seven runs during this success string.

The Rangers have lost eight in a row.


METS 7, REDS 0: Marcus Stroman pitched one-hit ball for eight innings, Dominic Smith launched a grand slam and New York won at Cincinnati.

Stroman (7-8) gave up a leadoff single to Aristides Aquino in the third inning and little else. He struck out seven and walked one, giving New York’s beleaguered bullpen precious rest going into Thursday’s day off.

PADRES 3, BRAVES 2: Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a two-run homer, starter Chris Paddack reversed his recent struggles and San Diego won at Atlanta in the first game of a doubleheader.

Tatis made it 3-0 in the fifth inning against reliever Shane Greene when his NL-leading 29th homer landed in the left-field seats. The All-Star shortstop has eight hits, seven runs scored and six RBI in his last five games.

Paddack (6-6), who had a 10.31 ERA in his last five appearances, worked five scoreless innings, allowing three hits with no walks and one strikeout.

DIAMONDBACKS 6, PIRATES 4: Pavin Smith and Daulton Varsho hit consecutive homers in the seventh inning for the go-ahead runs as Arizona finished a three-game sweep of visiting Pittsburgh.

The Diamondbacks won their 30th game of the season – against an MLB-worst 68 losses – and their fourth in a row to match their season-best winning streak. They won four straight from April 18-22, including three games at Cincinnati which was their only previous sweep of the season.

MARLINS 3, NATIONALS 1: Pinch-hitter Jorge Alfaro drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the 10th inning, and visiting Miami snapped a four-game losing streak.

Designated runner Lewis Brinson moved to third on Sandy Leon’s sacrifice to open the 10th inning. Jon Berti drew a walk from Brad Hand (5-3), and Alfaro lined Hand’s first pitch to the wall in left for a double, scoring Brinson. Miguel Flores’ sacrifice fly made it 3-1.

Dylan Floro (3-4) pitched two scoreless innings for the win, and Yimi Garcia worked the 10th for his 14th save


ROYALS 6, BREWERS 3: Nicky Lopez hit a bases-loaded, tie-breaking double, Brad Keller earned his first win in over six weeks and visiting Kansas City completed a season sweep of Milwaukee.

The Brewers lead the NL Central and the Royals are last in the AL Central, yet Kansas City won all four meetings this year. The Royals swept a two-game series in Kansas City on May 18-19 and won 5-2 at Milwaukee on Tuesday.

ROCKIES 6, MARINERS 3: Austin Gomber pitched effectively for six innings after spending a month on the injured list, Dom Nunez hit a bases-loaded double in a five-run first and Colorado won at Denver.

Gomber (7-5) allowed three runs on three hits, all of them solo homers. He was reinstated earlier in the day after being out since June 20 because of tightness in his left forearm.

Gomber won his fourth straight decision.

Kyle Seager, Luis Torrens, and Mitch Hanig homered for the Mariners.

Daniel Bard pitched a hitless ninth, fanning Torrens for the final out, for his 15th save in 20 opportunities.


ORIOLES: The Baltimore Orioles placed left-hander Keegan Akin and outfielder Anthony Santander on the COVID-19 injured list before Wednesday’s game at Tampa Bay.

DODGERS-METS: The New York Mets traded outfielder Billy McKinney to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league outfielder Carlos Rincon and cash.

The NL East-leading Mets also claimed right-hander Roel Ramirez off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

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