Chris Tillman (16-5, 3.68 ERA) and Matt Andriese (7-7, 4.46 ERA) are on the hill in the third of a four-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (81-66) and the Tampa Bay Rays (63-84) at Camden Yards. The Orioles won the last game 5-4, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sep. 17 and can be seen on MASN and SUN.
Tillman pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering one run, striking out four and walking one in a 3-1 win over the Tigers. Andriese went 5.0 innings, surrendering one run and striking out two in a 4-2 win over the Yankees in his last outing. Evan Longoria (.278, 75 Rs, 34 HRs, 93 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Rays, going 3 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The Orioles hold a 35-29 record this season against teams in the AL East Division. The Rays' record in these matchups is 30-38.
Tampa Bay recorded at least two errors for the 18th time this season.
The Orioles are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Rays have a 4-9 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they are outhit, the Rays are 11-60. The Orioles have a 19-53 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking first in home runs, Baltimore has hit 234 this season. Tampa Bay ranks fifth with 203 home runs.
Ranking 21st, Tampa Bay is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 419 this season. Baltimore ranks in the bottom half at 18th with 428.
When the Orioles hit at least one home run, they are 69-43. When the Rays hit at least one homer, they have a 55-54 record.