All-Star Charlie Morton Ks 12, Tampa Bay Rays beat Baltimore Orioles
Two days after making the All-Star team, Charlie Morton looked the part for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Morton struck out six straight batters and a season-high 12 overall, taking over the AL lead in ERA during a 6-3 win against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
The right-hander wasn’t thrilled with his fastball command, yet he still got his final 10 outs via strikeout.
Morton (9-2) gave up four hits and a walk in seven innings.
It was the 10th time in 18 starts that Morton has given up one run or fewer, and his 2.36 ERA is now the best in the AL among qualified starters.