Hellickson Gets First Win Since May
BALTIMORE (AP) Jeremy Hellickson took a three-hitter into the seventh inning to earn his first win in 10 starts, and the Tampa Bay Rays got a home run from light-hitting Brooks Conrad in a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Jeff Keppinger had two hits and an RBI for the Rays, who were playing their first road game since the All-Star break. Tampa Bay made the most of six hits in bouncing back from two straight 2-1 defeats against Seattle.
Hellickson (5-6) gave up one run and three hits in 6 1-3 innings, striking out four and walking none. The right-hander was 0-6 since beating Boston on May 16, although he allowed more than three earned runs only once during his losing streak.
Jake McGee struck out the only two batters he faced, Joel Peralta worked a perfect eighth and Fernando Rodney got three outs around two walks to complete the three-hitter and pick up his 28th save in 29 tries.
Adam Jones hit his 23rd homer for the Orioles, who have lost two straight following a five-game winning streak. Baltimore has allowed three runs or fewer in seven straight games.