June 10, 2011
A: Baltimore Orioles
W: Jake Arrieta (8-3) 4.48 ERA
L: Jeremy Hellickson (7-4) 3.03 ERA
Tonight’s game was delayed about an hour because of rain. When it started, two rookie hurlers took the mound. The last time Jeremy Hellickson had faced the Orioles, he threw a shutout. This time Baltimore’s Jake Arrieta came out on top as the O’s blasted the Rays 7-0. J.J. Hardy led off the first with a homer. In the second, the Orioles loaded the bases with two out. Hellikcson wasn’t able to get out of the jam. Nick Markakis hit a grand slam just over the scoreboard down the right field line.
Down 5-0 early, the Rays were never able to mount any kind of offensive attack. Arrieta had a no-hitter through five innings before Sam Fuld broke it up with a ground-rule double in the sixth. Justin Ruggiano followed with a single, but the Rays couldn’t score thanks to a nifty double play turned by the Oriole. Arrieta ended up going seven with only two hits allowed. Koji Uehara and Mike Gonzalez finished up the three- hit shutout.
Andy Sonnanstine, back in his role as the mop-up reliever, allowed two runs.
Player of the Game: Jake Arrieta