The Orioles are in dead last in the AL East and they are struggling quite a bit in finding any momentum on the year. The worst part is the Orioles cannot really blame the injury bug this year as they have been a fairly healthy team all season. The Rays are coming into the game tied for 3rd place in the AL East with the Blue Jays and they are going to try to keep even with the Blue Jays or even pull ahead in the standings if they can defeat the Orioles.
The Orioles have again this season been relying on Manny Machado. On the year Machado has managed to hit at a clip of .328 while hitting 15 homers and driving in 44 runs on the season.
Tampa for their part is not relying on any one player, but the offensive standout for the Rays is C.J. Cron. Cron on the year has been able to hit 11 homers while driving in 28 runs, but he is only hitting at a clip of .266.
Kevin Gausman is the pitcher the Orioles are going to hand the ball over to in this game. On the season Gausman has been able to get a total of 62 innings pitched in 10 starts on the year. He has struck out 58 while posting a 3-3 record with an ERA of 3.48.
Sergio Romo is the pitcher heading to the mound for the Rays. On the year Romo has been able to 19.1 innings in 3 starts out of his 19 games from the mound. Romo has struck out 27 with a 1-1 record and a 4.66 ERA on the year.