Orioles take on the Rays in first of 3-game series
Tampa Bay Rays (23-15, second in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (15-24, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Jalen Beeks (1-0, 1.72 ERA, .83 WHIP, 17 strikeouts); Orioles: Tyler Wells (1-3, 4.18 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 19 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -146, Orioles +124; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles host the Tampa Bay Rays to start a three-game series.
Baltimore is 15-24 overall and 10-10 at home. The Orioles have an 8-16 record in games when they have allowed a home run.
Tampa Bay is 23-15 overall and 13-9 at home. The Rays have a 21-2 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.
The matchup Friday is the fourth time these teams meet this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Hays has 11 doubles and three home runs for the Orioles. Anthony Santander is 10-for-41 with three doubles and four home runs over the past 10 games.
Wander Franco has nine doubles, a triple and four home runs for the Rays. Harold Ramirez is 9-for-27 with a double over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 3-7, .212 batting average, 4.60 ERA, outscored by 18 runs
Rays: 5-5, .211 batting average, 3.84 ERA, outscored by six runs
INJURIES: Orioles: Ryan Mountcastle: 10-Day IL (wrist/forearm), Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Alexander Wells: 10-Day IL (elbow), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow), Dean Kremer: 10-Day IL (oblique)
Rays: Chris Mazza: 60-Day IL (back), Brandon Lowe: 10-Day IL (back), Manuel Margot: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Patino: 60-Day IL (oblique), JT Chargois: 10-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60-Day IL (lat), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)