Orioles at Rays 5/26/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:13 PM ET

The Baltimore Orioles play the second game of a three-game series on the road Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox on Thursday 9-3 as Dylan Bundy struck out 14 Rays hitters and threw a 2-hitter while Trey Mancini and Adam Jones each hit solo homers. Manny Machado and Jones each collected three hits while Chance Sisco had three RBIs. The win by the Orioles was just their third in their last nine games and they have won just 6 of 27 games on the road.

Tampa Bay defeated Boston 6-3 on Thursday behind a strong pitching performance by Blake Snell and two RBIs from Wilson Ramos. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Rays. Manny Machado leads the Orioles with a batting average of .335 and team highs in home runs with 15, RBIs with 44 and hits with 65. Baltimore has a team batting average of .234, while opposing hitters are averaging .282 at the plate against Orioles pitching. On Saturday, the Orioles will send Andrew Cashner to the mound. The right-hander this season is 2-5 with an ERA of 4.72, 50 Ks and 27 BBs.

Matt Duffy leads Tampa Bay with a .317 batting average. C.J. Cron has a team high 11 home runs, 28 RBIs and 51 hits. Tampa Bay has a team batting average of .262, while opposing hitters are averaging .237 at the plate against Rays pitching. Tampa Bay will send reliever Ryne Stanek to the mound on Saturday. The right-hander this season is 0-0 with an ERA of 5.40, 8 Ks and 3 BBs.

Baltimore has not fared well in Tampa Bay losing its last 5 straight. The Orioles have lost 9 of their last 15 against teams from the AL East. Tampa Bay has won 7 of its last 10 overall. Orioles have been worst team in AL as of late and have to fade them again tonight. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win 6-2.

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