John Means struck out a career-high 12 in a pitching duel with Tampa Bay lefty Ryan Yarbrough, and the Baltimore Orioles stalled the Rays' push toward the AL East title with a 2-1 victory Sunday. Means (2-3) allowed three hits and a run in 5 2/3 innings. The left-hander tied a team record with seven consecutive strikeouts, matching the mark set by Sammy Stewart in 1978.
Condensed Game: Yoshi Tsutsugo smashed a solo home run and Randy Arozarena cranked a two-run homer in the Rays' 3-1 win over the Orioles
His first at-bat was for me, one of the best at-bats of the year. Facing Charlie Morton, gets two strikes continues to battle, fouling balls of, fouling balls out, laying off tough pitches and hits a curveball in the corner for a double. We talked about it in the dugout.