Matt Moore (1-1, 3.60 ERA) and the Tampa Bay Rays (10-10) go up against Chris Tillman (1-1, 4.42 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (11-8) in the last of a three-game division series at Tropicana Field. The Rays won the last game 3-1, and Tampa Bay leads the series 2-0. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 27 and will air on MAS2 and SUN.
In his last start, Moore pitched 6.2 innings, giving up four runs, striking out five and walking two in a 6-3 loss to the Yankees. Logan Forsythe (.306, 13 Rs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 2 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 3 with one run. The Orioles were victorious over the Blue Jays 3-2 the last time Tillman pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out four and walking three. Mark Trumbo (.373, 12 Rs, 5 HRs, 17 RBIs, 1 SB) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Tampa Bay -130 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5 at the moment.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
This season, the Rays hold an even 7-7 record against AL East teams. The Orioles sit at 6-4 against these opponents.
The Rays are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Orioles have a 2-3 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
It looks like the Rays have a slight leg up on the Orioles, as the Rays have won their last three games while the Orioles have lost their last three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 8-2. The Rays have a 5-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 27th, Tampa Bay is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 70 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top half at 14th with 82.
Tampa Bay and Baltimore both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Tampa Bay sits at 26th with 52 this season and Baltimore ranks 22nd with 56.
The Rays are 8-6 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Orioles are 8-5 when they hit at least one homer.