ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) --Jeremy Hellickson pitched six scoreless innings and six different Tampa Bay players drove in runs to lead the surging Rays to an 8-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.
Taking up where they left off in allowing just two hits in a 2-1 victory in the opener of a three-game series at Tropicana Field, Rays pitchers limited the Orioles to four singles to beat their AL East rivals for the fifth straight time.
Hellickson (4-2) worked through a fifth-inning jam before watching the Rays break it open with five runs in the bottom half of the inning, three on Luke Scott's bases-loaded triple. The Tampa Bay starter and three relievers combined to retire the last 15 batters to finish the combined four-hitter.
Hellickson won his third straight decision, allowing four hits, walking none and striking out five.
Evan Longoria, Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar, James Loney and Jose Lobaton also drove in runs for the Rays, who roughed up rookie Kevin Gausman (0-3) in h...