Rays enter matchup against the Orioles on losing streak

June 18, 2022 GMT

Tampa Bay Rays (35-29, third in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (29-37, fifth in the AL East)

Baltimore; Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Jeffrey Springs (3-2, 1.45 ERA, .91 WHIP, 50 strikeouts); Orioles: Kyle Bradish (1-4, 6.86 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 43 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -170, Orioles +146; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays, on a four-game losing streak, take on the Baltimore Orioles.

Baltimore has a 29-37 record overall and a 16-15 record at home. The Orioles are 17-7 in games when they out-hit their opponents.

Tampa Bay has a 35-29 record overall and a 14-16 record in road games. The Rays have a 9-4 record in games when they hit two or more home runs.

Saturday’s game is the eighth time these teams match up this season. The Rays are up 4-3 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Santander has six doubles, 11 home runs and 33 RBI for the Orioles. Ryan Mountcastle is 14-for-43 with six doubles and four home runs over the past 10 games.

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Yandy Diaz has a .269 batting average to rank ninth on the Rays, and has six doubles and three home runs. Manuel Margot is 13-for-37 with an RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 6-4, .249 batting average, 5.28 ERA, outscored opponents by one run

Rays: 4-6, .225 batting average, 2.12 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs

INJURIES: Orioles: Ramon Urias: 10-Day IL (left oblique), Joey Krehbiel: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alexander Wells: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Rays: Kevin Kiermaier: day-to-day (left achilles ), Drew Rasmussen: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow), Mike Zunino: 10-Day IL (shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Wander Franco: 10-Day IL (quadricep), JT Chargois: 60-Day IL (oblique), Chris Mazza: 60-Day IL (back), Brandon Lowe: 10-Day IL (back), Luis Patino: 60-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)

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