The Orioles had the bases loaded with no outs and were trailing by two runs in the seventh inning Tuesday when Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon called for Alex Torres the left-hander who seems suited for those situations.
Remember the time in early June when Torres came on at Detroit with the bases loaded and no outs and the meat of the Tigers order up? Three batters three outs.
Remember the time a few weeks later in New York when Torres came on with the bases-loaded and one out? Two batters two outs.
“Don't think I did not think about that” Maddon said Tuesday night.
And Torres did it again trading a run for a double play grounder before ending the inning with a strikeout.
The Rays survived the inning with the lead and went on to beat the Orioles 7-4 at Camden Yards.
The win allowed Tampa Bay which trailed the Boston Red Sox by 4 games in the American League East standings just last week to move back into a tie for first place after the Red Sox lost in San Francisco later Tu...