Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 3.97 ERA) and the Tampa Bay Rays (9-10) go up against Ubaldo Jimenez (1-1, 3.71 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (11-7) in the second of a three-game division series at Tropicana Field. The Rays won the last game 2-0, and Tampa Bay leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 26 and will air on MAS2 and SUN.
In his most recent outing, Odorizzi pitched 4.0 innings, giving up five runs, striking out three and walking one in a 12-8 victory over the Red Sox. Steven Souza Jr. (.293, 9 Rs, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run. The Orioles were also victorious the last time Jimenez pitched. He pitched well, going 5.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out six and walking four in a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays. Mark Trumbo (.366, 12 Rs, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds are Tampa Bay -125 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 7.5. Against teams in the AL East, the Rays have a SU record of 6-3. The Rays are fourth in the league in WHIP at 1.121.
In their previous three games this season, the Orioles have a 2-1 record.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
The Orioles sit at 6-3 against their divisional rivals, while the Rays are 6-7.
Tampa Bay has won 57% (4-3) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Baltimore has won 67% (6-3) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Orioles didn't score any runs in their last game. The Rays have a 2-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Rays are 1-7. The Orioles have a 2-5 record when opponents outhit them.
Tampa Bay ranks in the top 10 of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 23 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top five with 27.
Ranking 29th, Tampa Bay is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.37 per game. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 9.06.
Baltimore tops the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage of .000 this season. Tampa Bay ranks near the bottom at 25th with an OPS of .682.
When the Orioles allow at least one home run, they are 9-2. When the Rays allow one or more homers, they have a 4-9 record.