Matt Andriese pitched well over 4 2/3 innings, allowing one run in a no-decision as the Rays dropped the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Royals.
Andriese allowed four hits and three walks while striking out five. The Royals finally broke through against him in his final inning when Alex Gordon knocked in a run with a single. The right-hander has been dependable for the Rays, both out of the bullpen and out of the rotation, carrying a 3.11 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP and a 32/10 K/BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings.
Rays activated RHP Andrew Bellatti from the 15-day disabled list.
Bellatti missed nearly a month of action with right shoulder tendinitis. He'll be utilized in middle relief.
Kevin Gausman was battered early in Tuesday's loss to the Twins, giving up eight runs -- seven earned -- over 3 2/3 innings.
Gausman didn't seem to have much idea where the ball was going, giving up seven hits and a walk while throwing two wild pitches in the outing. In his defense, three of the eight runs allowed scored after Gausman had left the game. The start was easily the worst of his three thus far -- he'd allowed just eight earned runs over 23 1/3 innings this year before Tuesday's start. Gausman will carry a 5.00 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into the All-Star break.
Rays designated LHP Everett Teaford for assignment.
They need a fresh arm after Teaford pitched in both games of Tuesday's doubleheader. Andrew Bellatti is back from the disabled list to take Teaford's spot in the bullpen.
Kyle Gibson held the Orioles to two runs over six innings, striking out seven, in a win Tuesday.
Gibson yielded six hits and a walk, with J.J. Hardy's two-run homer in the fifth inning accounting for all the damage against the right-hander. Gibson hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his last four starts, and he improved to 7-6 with a 3.04 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with the win. He'll try to grab one more win before the All-Star break when he takes on the Tigers on Sunday.
John Jaso homered, walked, and doubled in four plate appearances, but the Rays were unable to overcome the Royals in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Jaso, making his first appearance since Opening Day, led off and served as the Rays' DH. He broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a solo home run -- his first -- off of Edinson Volquez. He pinch-hit and singled in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader. The backstop had missed three-plus months with a bruised left wrist.
Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a walk and a three-run double in Tuesday's win in the second game of a doubleheader against the Rays.
Escobar cleared the bases in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie, and he'd later score to add insult to injury for the Rays. The shortstop hasn't been anything special at the plate this season, batting .282/.323/.367 with 31 RBI and 40 runs scored.
Twins transferred RHP Ricky Nolasco from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Eric Fryer. Nolasco's season could be over after he had surgery on his right ankle on Monday.