Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez allowed five runs in the first – and seven runs total – in 2 2/3 innings Wednesday night against the Rays.
It halted the Orioles’ season-best seven straight quality starts.
Gonzalez allowed a home run on the first pitch of the game to Desmond Jennings. It was the third consecutive start that Gonzalez has allowed a homer in the first inning. It was also the third time in 11 games the Orioles allowed a leadoff homer (Detroit’s Austin Jackson did it against Gonzalez on July 15 and Cleveland’s Shin-Soo Choo against Chris Tillman on July 21).