BALTIMORE -- Rookie Gabriel Ynoa allowed one run over a season-high eight innings, Manny Machado hit his 33rd homer, and the Baltimore Orioles took the series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays with a 3-1 victory Thursday night.
Ynoa, who was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Sept. 3, gave up five hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Ynoa (2-2) kept the Rays off-balance with his sinker, slider and fastball, showing potential to be part of the 2018 rotation.
Brad Brach picked up his 18th save despite allowing a walk in the ninth.
Baltimore won for just the second time in eight games, and like Tampa Bay, remains mathematically alive in the wild-card race.
The Orioles got a solid performance from two rookies aside from Ynoa.
Trey Mancini had a first-inning single and extended his hitting streak to a season-high 11 games. Austin Hays contributed a pair of singles from the leadoff spot. He has four multi-hit games in his past six starts in right field.
Tampa Bay's Matt Andriese (5-4) had a shaky start but settled down. He allowed three runs and seven hits with eight strikeouts and one walk over six innings. It was the first time Andriese pitched past into the sixth inning since returning from the disabled list Aug. 28 after recovering from a right hip stress reaction.
Tampa Bay has lost four of its past six games.
Machado, who missed the previous game because of an illness, gave the Orioles the lead with a two-run shot in the first inning off Andriese.
That snapped a streak of 26 scoreless innings by Baltimore. Later in the first, Adam Jones hit a double and scored on a single by Mancini.
The Rays pulled to within 3-1 in the third when Hays mishandled a single by Daniel Robertson, allowing Brad Miller to score.
NOTES: Orioles LHP Zach Britton will get a stem cell injection on his left knee on Friday and could be shut down for the year. Britton will not need surgery because his strained MCL is expected to heal over the offseason, according to manager Buck Showalter. ... Rays SS Adeiny Hechavarria got the night off. He was not starting for the first time since Aug. 24. CF Kevin Kiermaier also did not start, but he pinch-hit in the ninth. He had started every game since coming off the disabled list on Aug 18 following his recovery from a right hip fracture. ... Baltimore SS Tim Beckham was scratched for the second straight game after having an abscessed wisdom tooth removed. ... The Rays obtained SS Osmy Gregorio as the player to be named from the Aug. 5 trade with the Mariners, who acquired RHP Ryan Garton and C Mike Marjama in the deal.