Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles
|Date & Time||Saturday July 13, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Baltimore Orioles -- Over/Under:
The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles meet Saturday in game two of a MLB doubleheader at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 14 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 93 hits and 40 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Austin Meadows have combined for 166 hits and 85 RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 10-2 with a 2.32 ERA and 142 strikeouts this season. Morton is 2-2 with a 3.47 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Orioles have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Baltimore Orioles have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Trey Mancini leads the Orioles with 95 hits and 40 RBI while Jonathan Villar and Hanser Alberto have combined for 173 hits and 63 RBI. John Means gets the ball, and he is 7-4 with a 2.50 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Means is 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 6-14 in their last 20 during game 3 of a series, 1-6 in their last 7 second games of a double-header and 7-3 in Mortons last 10 road starts. The Orioles are 21-57 in their last 78 during game 3 of a series, 13-39 in their last 52 Saturday games and 0-4 in their last 4 second games of a double-header. The Rays are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Baltimore and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The over is 14-6-3 in Orioles last 23 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Mortons last 5 starts overall.
It's always tough to predict the second game of a doubleheader without knowing what happens in game one, but the Rays have their ace on the mound in Morton, a pitcher who has allowed 10 earned runs in his last 45.1 innings. Morton also has a 1.86 ERA and .194 allowed batting average in 58 innings on the road this season. Means has allowed just six earned runs in his last 28 innings and has a 1.62 ERA at home this season, but he pitches for the O's at the end of the day and run support can be tough to ask for at times. I'm riding the Rays behind their ace.