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Rays regained Wild Card spot

Tampa defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-2

Shane McClanahan snapped a two-start losing streak, pitching six innings with poise for the Tampa Bay Rays, who once again passed the Baltimore Orioles for the AL's final wild-card game on Saturday. by 8-2.

Benches and bullpens emptied briefly after Rays reliever Pete Fairbanks struck out Robinson Chirinos to end the eighth inning.

Fairbanks had been unhappy that at-bat after Chirinos was given a timeout as the pitcher was preparing to throw. Coming off the mound, Fairbanks said something to the Baltimore receiver.

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Chirinos turned around and walked toward the pitcher, sparking the altercation.

Ryan Mountcastle was hit by a pitch from former Orioles pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis with two outs in the ninth. The ball didn't seem intentional, and tempers didn't heat up again.

McClanahan (11-5) allowed two runs and seven hits as the Rays improved to 8-12 since the All-Star break.

Jose Siri had three hits and three runs scored, including a home run by Taylor Walls, who drove in two with his shot in the eighth.

The defeat went to the debutant DL Hall (0-1).

For the Orioles, Venezuelans Anthony Santander 4-1, Rougned Odor 3-2 with an RBI, Chirinos 4-2 with an RBI. The Mexican Ramón Urías 4-1 with a run scored. Dominican Jorge Mateo 3-1 with a run scored.

For the Rays, the Cubans Yandy Díaz 5-1 with a run scored, Randy Arozarena 3-2 with a run scored and one produced. The Mexican Isaac Paredes 5-1 with a run scored and two RBIs. The Dominicans Francisco Mejía 4-2 with an RBI, Siri 4-3 with three runs scored. Panamanian Christian Bethancourt 4-0.

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