Tampa Bay Rays (13-10) at Baltimore Orioles (10-11)
|Date & Time||Sunday May 3, 2015, 1:35 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -116 / Tampa Bay Rays +106 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Rays have allowed six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Rays have won six straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 23 hits and five RBI while Logan Forsythe and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 21 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have split their last eight games on the road. Nathan Karns gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Karns is 0-1 with a 8.10 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Orioles have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Orioles have won four straight games when topping three runs. Adam Jones leads Baltimore with 31 hits and 19 RBI while Chris Davis and Manny Machado have combined for 29 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have won six of their last eight games on their home field. Wei-Yin Chen takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 2.78 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Chen is 3-4 with a 3.42 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 4-9 in their last 13 Sunday games. The Orioles are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 21-8 in Chens last 29 home starts. The Orioles are 4-1 in Chens last 5 home starts vs. Rays.
Chen doesn't lose very often when he pitches at home. The O's have also been playing better ball as of late. Baltimore and the cheap price here has to be the play.