Jake Odorizzi (9-5, 3.56 ERA) and Yovani Gallardo (4-7, 5.62 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Tampa Bay Rays (58-78) and the Baltimore Orioles (75-62) at Tropicana Field. The Orioles won the last game 7-3, and Baltimore leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 6 and can be seen on MASN and SUN.
Odorizzi pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs, striking out seven and walking two in a 4-3 win over the Red Sox. Gallardo went 6.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out three and walking two in a 5-3 defeat to the Blue Jays in his most recent start. Mark Trumbo (.257, 82 Rs, 41 HRs, 98 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Orioles, going 2 for 3 yesterday with two runs and one RBI.
The Rays are 25-32 against their divisional rivals, while the Orioles are 31-26 against their division.
The Rays are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Orioles have a 30-34 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Rays are 10-58. The Orioles have an 18-48 record when opponents outhit them.
Baltimore tops the league in home runs this season with 215. Tampa Bay ranks in the top 10 with 181.
Ranking 23rd, Baltimore is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 390 this season. Tampa Bay ranks in the bottom half at 19th with 393.
When the Rays hit at least one home run, they are 50-48. When the Orioles hit at least one homer, they have a 63-40 record.