Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles
|Date & Time||Sunday May 5, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)|
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Baltimore Orioles -- Over/Under:
The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles meet Sunday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Rays have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Offensively, Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 36 hits and 14 RBI while Brandon Lowe and Avisail Garcia have combined for 64 hits and 29 RBI. Ryne Stanek gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 2.81 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Stanek is 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Orioles have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Trey Mancini leads the Orioles with 41 hits and 14 RBI while Jonathan Villar and Dwight Smith Jr. have combined for 74 hits and 34 RBI. John Means gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 2.81 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Means’ second career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 16-5 in their last 21 Sunday games, 20-8 in their last 28 games following a loss and 11-4 in Staneks last 15 starts. The Orioles are 22-52 in their last 74 home games, 18-44 in their last 62 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games. The Rays are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Baltimore and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The over is 11-4 in Orioles last 15 home games. The over is 4-1 in Staneks last 5 road starts.
The Baltimore Orioles have won back-to-back games just once since April 3 and continue to come up short offensively. The Tampa Bay Rays may have been shutout in Saturday's loss, but they're still the most consistent team up to this point and have a history that dates back to last season where they bounce back from losses. The Rays have followed up a single loss with a victory already four times this season. I just have little to no confidence in the Baltimore Orioles, especially against good teams. I'll side with the Rays.