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Diamondbacks 1, Orioles 6

Well, one starter achieved double-digit strikeouts tonight. Unfortunately it wasn't Robbie Ray

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All credit to Wade Miley, because he simply did a better job of pitching tonight than Robbie Ray. Miley was very effective, keeping the ball down and throwing strikes, and the Diamondbacks didn't seem to know how to handle him. As a result, he took a shutout into the ninth inning, and it was only broken up with two outs there, as Brandon Drury banged a ball off the fence in right-field, scoring Paul Goldschmidt. Goldie had three hits in the game, and got his average back up above .300 as a result, but that was probably the sole bright-spot here.

Robbie Ray was extremely lucky to escape the first inning with only a single run scoring, but there was not such escape for him the fourth, and Chip Hale game him a quick hook after a two-run single gave Baltimore a 5-0 lead. One of those was unearned, but six hits and four walks over 3.2 innings is never going to be a recipe for success. Ray ended up fanning five. The D-backs bullpen was semi-effective, allowing one run in 4.1 innings of relief, with Dominic Leone tossing a pair of scoreless frames.

And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to watch Brazil vs. Great Britain.