Rays open 3-game series at home against Baltimore
St. Petersburg, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Orioles favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay and Baltimore are set to begin a three-game series.
The Rays are 2-1 against opponents from the AL East. Tampa Bay has slugged .435 this season. Austin Meadows leads the team with a .732 slugging percentage, including nine extra-base hits and six home runs.
The Orioles are 6-7 against teams from the AL East. The Baltimore pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 5.98, Hanser Alberto paces the staff with a mark of 18.00. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
TOP PERFORMERS: Meadows leads the Rays with 17 RBIs and is batting .357. Brandon Lowe is 12-for-37 with three doubles, three home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 7-3, .286 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 26 runs
Orioles: 3-7, .222 batting average, 6.75 ERA, outscored by 22 runs