Preview: Ryne Stanek opens things up for Rays in Game 2 in Baltimore
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay Rays (21-11, first in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (11-22, fifth in the AL East)
Rays: Ryne Stanek (0-1, 2.81 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 14 strikeouts)
Orioles: Dylan Bundy (0-4, 6.67 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 34 strikeouts)
The Orioles are 7-10 against the rest of their division. Baltimore has a team on-base percentage of .302, last in the American League. Trey Mancini leads the club with a mark of .380.
The Rays are 7-5 against AL Tampa Bay’s team on-base percentage of .333 is third in the American League. Tommy Pham leads the club with an OBP of .415. The Rays won the last meeting 7-0. Tyler Glasnow recorded his sixth victory and Mike Zunino went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Tampa Bay. Dan Straily took his second loss for Baltimore.
Mancini leads the Orioles with six home runs and has 14 RBIs. Dwight Smith Jr. is 12-for-37 with two doubles, a home run and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Baltimore.
LAST 10 GAMES
Orioles: 3-7, .247 batting average, 5.25 ERA, outscored by 25 runs
Rays: 7-3, .241 batting average, 3.27 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Orioles Injuries: Nate Karns: 10-day IL (forearm), Alex Cobb: 10-day IL (lumbar strain), Richard Bleier: 10-day IL (lat), Mark Trumbo: 60-day IL (knee).
Rays Injuries: Hunter Wood: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jose De Leon: 60-day IL (elbow), Anthony Banda: 60-day IL (elbow), Austin Meadows: 10-day IL (thumb), Joey Wendle: 10-day IL (wrist), Matt Duffy: 10-day IL (back).