Grayson Rodriguez learned a valuable lesson after his start last week.
Pitching against the lowly Kansas City Royals, Rodriguez had the worst outing of his nascent big league career, as a lineup with few recognizable major leaguers tagged the top prospect for eight hits and six runs in 3 2/3 innings.
“Really it doesn’t matter who you face, what their record is,” Rodriguez said. “They’re all big league hitters.”
Rodriguez didn’t have those same issues Tuesday.
Substitute the Royals for the MLB-best Tampa Bay Rays and the ineffective version of Rodriguez for a resolute version, as the right-hander battled through a career-high 5 2/3 solid innings to lead the Orioles to a 4-2 win over their division foe.
Rodriguez (2-0) wasn’t as dominant as he was in Detroit in late April…
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