Marc Topkin's takeaways from Monday's Rays-Orioles game

Tampa Bay Rays- Blake Snell

Tampa Bay Rays- Blake Snell

Kevin Gausman struck out eight batters over six shutout innings Monday in the Orioles' 5-0 victory at Tampa Bay.

LHP Blake Snell stepped up when the Rays needed him to - and perhaps when he had to to keep his job - working a season-high seven plus innings. Manny Machado drove in two runs during a three-run eighth and Jonathan Schoop drove in a run for his eighth game in a row.

One pitch, one double for Baltimore Orioles leadoff hitter Adam Jones.

"Kevin was good", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after his team's second consecutive win. This was just his 16th game since being activated from the DL.

He gave up a single and a bunt single to open the eighth before he was replaced by Romo, who was just acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations. The 24-year-old Seattle native has given up nine runs on 11 hits and 12 walks over 14 innings in three outings since being recalled from a stint at Triple-A Durham.

The Orioles added a run off an error in the ninth. His 19th homer held up early, thanks to solid pitching from Gausman, who consistently worked himself into and out of jams.

A scary scene unfolded Monday night in Tampa when a broken bat hit Rays catcher Wilson Ramos in the side of the head, an incident that required six staples to close the gash. The moment happened in the fifth inning of the matchup, and Ramos was escorted off the field shortly afterwards.

The rounded top end of the bat flew over Tejada's shoulder and hit Ramos on his helmet. He signed with the Rays over the winter and returned from the injury in late June, taking over as the starting catcher.

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