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Orioles fall behind early, drop 11-2 decision to Rays for 12th loss in 13 games

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BALTIMORE — Time is running out on the Baltimore Orioles in their bid for another playoff appearance.

It may already be too late.

didn't make it out of the fifth inning, and Baltimore's bats again were rendered silent in an 11-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

The Orioles have lost six straight and 12 of 13 to fall a season-high six games under. 500. They're still mathematically alive, but the second AL wild card spot is slipping away.

"We need to bring it and we need to bring it ASAP because it's getting frustrating in here," center fielder said. "I know the players feel it. I know the coaches feel it. You can hear it in the stands. They can feel it also. We just need to get back on the saddle and back to playing our style of baseball."

The Orioles are known for bashing the ball, and in this game hit his 36th home run with a man on. But it came in the ninth inning, after the outcome had long since been decided.

The one constant during the Orioles' horrid skid is their inability to score. They've been limited to three runs or fewer in all 12 of their defeats and have been outscored 78-35 over the 13-game stretch.

Baltimore hasn't abandoned its chances of reaching the postseason, but manager conceded, "We are going to have to get hot in order to get in this thing."

Tillman (9-10) gave up seven runs and eight hits in 4 2-3 innings. He's lost three straight decisions after going 12 starts without a defeat.

With the exception of Davis' homer, the highlight of the night for Baltimore was the pregame ceremony celebrating the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr. breaking Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played.

Unfortunately for Ripken, he stayed to watch the game.

Tampa Bay took control in the fourth when hit an RBI single, singled in two runs and hit a run-scoring grounder.

In the fifth, delivered a sacrifice fly and doubled in a run before Arencibia picked up two more RBIs with a single for an 8-0 lead.

Arencibia finished with six RBIs, Guyer had four hits and the Rays got a solid outing from left-hander (2-2).

Smyly struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings. He allowed four hits, walked one and retired the final 10 batters he faced.

"It was fun to watch," Rays manager said. "Smyly set the tone. He was outstanding."

In seven career appearances against Baltimore, Smyly is 3-0 with a 0.79 ERA.

"It was just a great night all around for the team," he said.

CALLUPS

Rays: Tampa Bay added six players on a day when teams were allowed to expand their rosters. Included in the mix was , who was 17-4 in 2013 before undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2014. Moore was recalled earlier this season, but was sent to Durham after going 1-3 with an 8.78 ERA in six starts. Other call-ups were RHP , LHP , OF , 3B and OF Luke Maile.

Orioles: Baltimore recalled RHPs and and activated RHP from the DL.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: After getting three hits for the second night in row, left in the fifth with left groin tightness. ... CF was held out with a mild right ankle sprain.

ON DECK

Rays: RHP (10-5, 3.68) starts the series finale Wednesday night. He has yielded nine HRs in his last 11 starts.

Orioles: RHP (2-6, 4.39 ERA) is 0-4 in his last five starts, allowing 18 earned runs over the span.

PHOTO: Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado, left, and Jonathan Schoop watch from the dugout in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Baltimore. Tampa Bay won 11-2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado, left, and Jonathan Schoop watch from the dugout in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Baltimore. Tampa Bay won 11-2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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PHOTO: Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado, left, and Jonathan Schoop watch from the dugout in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Baltimore. Tampa Bay won 11-2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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