Tampa Bay Rays (34-18) at Baltimore Orioles (22-30)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 7:35 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)
Charlie Morton (1-2) (5.14) vs. Jorge Lopez (2-0) (5.23)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +161 / Tampa Bay Rays -175 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles meet Saturday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Rays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Rays have won 10 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 45 hits and 33 RBI while Willy Adames and Joey Wendle have combined for 79 hits and 31 RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Morton is 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Orioles have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last six games. The Orioles have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Hanser Alberto leads the Orioles with 55 hits and 17 RBI while Jose Iglesias and Renato Nunez have combined for 92 hits and 48 RBI. Jorge Lopez gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 5.23 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Lopez is 0-1 with a 1.50 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games, 15-4 in their last 19 road games and 27-10 in their last 37 overall. The Orioles are 24-49 in their last 73 Saturday games, 55-112 in their last 167 home games and 127-271 in their last 398 overall. The under is 5-0 in Rays last 5 road games. The under is 5-1 in Orioles last 6 home games. The Rays are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Baltimore and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Charlie Morton has allowed six runs and 10 hits in his last 11.1 innings while Jorge Lopez has allowed six earned runs and 14 hits in his last 16.2 innings. The Rays should be favored for obvious reasons, but we have two pitchers here who have ERAs over five on the season and Morton hasn't been himself this year with a .272 allowed batting average and .320 on base percentage. Instead of getting involved with the side, I'm leaning toward the over, as we should see a double-digit run total.