Matt Andriese (6-6, 4.19 ERA) and Ubaldo Jimenez (5-11, 6.46 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Tampa Bay Rays (58-77) and the Baltimore Orioles (74-62) at Tropicana Field. Action begins at 1:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Sep. 5 and can be seen on MASN and SUN.
Andriese pitched 4.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering seven runs, striking out four and walking one in a 9-4 defeat to the Red Sox. Evan Longoria (.282, 70 Rs, 31 HRs, 85 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one RBI. Jimenez went 6.2 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out three and walking two in a 5-3 win over the Blue Jays in his most recent start. Manny Machado (.305, 94 Rs, 33 HRs, 85 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The Rays are 25-31 against their divisional rivals, while the Orioles are 30-26 against their division.
The Rays managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Orioles who are coming in with a 27-19 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Rays are 10-57. The Orioles have an 18-48 record when opponents outhit them.
Baltimore tops the league in home runs this season with 214. Tampa Bay ranks in the top 10 with 180.
Ranking 23rd, Baltimore is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 388 this season. Tampa Bay ranks in the bottom half at 19th with 392.
When the Rays hit at least one home run, they are 50-47. When the Orioles hit at least one homer, they have a 62-40 record.