Orioles play the Rays leading series 1-0

Sat, Jun 8, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Orioles play the Rays leading series 1-0

Baltimore Orioles (40-22, second in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (31-32, fourth in the AL East)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Kyle Bradish (1-0, 3.18 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 40 strikeouts); Rays: Taj Bradley (1-3, 5.81 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 32 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Orioles -145, Rays +122; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles face the Tampa Bay Rays with a 1-0 series lead.

Tampa Bay is 17-19 in home games and 31-32 overall. The Rays have a 13-3 record in games when they did not allow a home run.

Baltimore has a 19-10 record in road games and a 40-22 record overall. The Orioles have a 16-5 record in games when they did not allow a home run.

The matchup Saturday is the fifth time these teams meet this season. The Orioles hold a 3-1 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Isaac Paredes leads the Rays with 23 extra base hits (13 doubles and 10 home runs). Jose Siri is 10-for-33 with three doubles, three home runs and nine RBI over the last 10 games.

Adley Rutschman leads the Orioles with a .301 batting average, and has eight doubles, 12 home runs, 14 walks and 43 RBI. Anthony Santander is 13-for-37 with four home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.

RELATED COVERAGE Juan Soto has elbow inflammation and is out of the lineup but will not go on Yankees' injured list Midfielder Sinead Farrelly of NWSL champion NJ/NY Gotham retires because of concussions David Malukas joins Meyer Shank Racing after getting dropped by Arrow McLaren following bike crash

LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 6-4, .240 batting average, 3.76 ERA, even run differential

Orioles: 6-4, .262 batting average, 3.06 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs

INJURIES: Rays: Jacob Waguespack: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Colin Poche: 15-Day IL (back), Jeffrey Springs: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Rasmussen: 60-Day IL (elbow), Shane McClanahan: 60-Day IL (forearm)

Orioles: Jorge Mateo: 7-Day IL (concussion), Dean Kremer: 15-Day IL (tricep), John Means: 15-Day IL (elbow), Tyler Wells: 15-Day IL (elbow), Felix Bautista: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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