Rays host the Orioles on 5-game home win streak

July 16, 2022 GMT

Baltimore Orioles (45-45, fifth in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (50-40, second in the AL East)

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Dean Kremer (3-1, 2.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 30 strikeouts); Rays: Ryan Yarbrough (0-0)

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays will try to keep their five-game home win streak alive when they play the Baltimore Orioles.

Tampa Bay has a 30-17 record in home games and a 50-40 record overall. Rays hitters have a collective .305 on-base percentage, the 10th-ranked percentage in the AL.

Baltimore has a 45-45 record overall and a 20-28 record in road games. The Orioles are 32-12 in games when they record at least eight hits.

Saturday’s game is the 11th meeting between these teams this season. The Rays are up 6-4 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Harold Ramirez has 16 doubles and four home runs for the Rays. Randy Arozarena is 6-for-34 with three doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

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Cedric Mullins has seven home runs, 26 walks and 36 RBI while hitting .263 for the Orioles. Trey Mancini is 14-for-43 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 7-3, .263 batting average, 3.64 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs

Orioles: 9-1, .269 batting average, 3.36 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs

INJURIES: Rays: Shane Baz: 15-Day IL (elbow), Mike Zunino: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Josh Fleming: 15-Day IL (oblique), Jeffrey Springs: 15-Day IL (leg), Kevin Kiermaier: 10-Day IL (hip), Wander Franco: 10-Day IL (wrist), Brandon Lowe: 60-Day IL (back), J.P. Feyereisen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Manuel Margot: 60-Day IL (knee), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow), JT Chargois: 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)

Orioles: Travis Lakins: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Bradish: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alexander Wells: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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