Rickard and Mancini homered leading Orioles to a second straight day win
Mancini and Rickard hit back-to-back homers on back-to-back pitches in a three-run second inning. Rickard added a three-run bloop double to right in the fourth and an RBI double in the sixth.
Mancini, Rickard and Caleb Joseph -- the Nos. 7-8-9 batters -- drove in nine of the Orioles' runs.
Rickard finished the game 3-for-4 with those five RBIs, Mancini went 4-for-4 and drove in two, and Joseph was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
In fact, the usually struggling Baltimore offence now has scored 26 runs the last two games after Friday's 15-5 win.
Baltimore hasn't given starter Kevin Gausman offensive support many times this season but he received plenty this time. Gausman (5-8) went seven innings and gave up two runs while scattering nine hits.
Tampa Bay went with its pitching-by-committee approach, and starter Ryne Stanek (1-3) gave up three runs in two innings of work -- all three coming on the back-to-back homers.
Kevin Kiermaier cut the Baltimore lead to 3-2 with a solo homer in the third before the Orioles responded in the bottom of the fourth, this time taking charge for good. Rickard's bases-loaded double cleared the bases and Joseph followed with an RBI single which gave the Orioles a 7-2 lead.
Baltimore added four more in the sixth. Rickard (RBI double), Joseph (RBI single) and Adam Jones (run-scoring double) gave the Orioles a 10-2 edge and ended reliever Jalen Beeks' night. Mark Trumbo then added a sacrifice fly for the inning's last run.
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