The Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays will meet this afternoon from Baltimore. All odds for this game can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Baltimore Orioles continue to defy the odds and the naysayers as they won again on Wednesday to remain a big part of the post season picture in the American League. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez allowed six hits and two runs while striking out four over six innings to not factor in the decision as Jim Johnson got the win in yesterday’s thrilling win. For Thursday’s game Baltimore starts We-Yin Chen who has lost his last two starts. For the season Chen has allowed 157 hits and 76 earned runs while striking out 138 over 168.1 innings of work for a 4.06 ERA.
The Tampa Bay Rays lost some valuable ground in the AL Wildcard game as they lost and all of the teams they are chasing won. Alex Cobb allowed seven hits and two earned runs while striking out six over 4.2 innings as it was Kyle Farnsworth who lost for the fifth time this season. For Thursday’s game Tampa Bay looks to get a win as they start Jeremy Hellickson who has lost three of his last four starts. For the season Hellickson has allowed 139 hits and 56 earned runs while striking out 98 over 151.1 innings of work for a 3.33 ERA.
Baltimore is 13-5 in their last 18 games overall, 14-5 in their last 19 games against the AL East, and 12-4 in their last 16 home games. Tampa Bay is 5-2 in their last seven game three of a series, 7-4 in their last 11 road games against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 in Hellickson’s last five starts against the AL East. Tampa Bay is 1-5 in the last six meetings of these two.
We will take the Orioles on the moneyline simply because they are on an absolute roll right now at online sports books.