The Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays battle it out on Wednesday in Baltimore. All odds for all games can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Baltimore Orioles are looking to lock down their spot in the Wildcard or they are thinking they can play their way into the AL East title. On Tuesday J.J. hardy had four hits including two home runs, Matt Wieters had three hits, and Nate McClouth had two hits as the Orioles had 13 hits and scored nine runs. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel left the game in the fourth inning with an injury so it was Steve Johnson who got the win. For Wednesday’s game Baltimore starts Miguel Gonzalez who has lost two of his last three starts. For the season Gonzalez has allowed 72 hits and 32 earned runs while striking out 62 over 79.2 innings of work for a 3.62 ERA.
The Tampa Bay Rays fell behind early on Tuesday and never caught up as they slid another game further back in the AL Wildcard race. Ryan Roberts and Elliot Johnson hit home runs and Ben Zobrist had a hit as the Rays scored two runs on five hits in all. On the mound matt Moore allowed four hits and three runs, two of them earned, while striking out four over four innings to fall to 10-10 on the year. For Wednesday’s game Tampa Bay starts Alex Cobb who has won his last five decisions. For the season Cobb has allowed 116 hits and 54 earned runs while striking out 84 over 113.2 innings of work for a 4.28 ERA.
Baltimore is 6-1 in their last seven games as an underdog, 13-5 in their last 18 games against the AL East, and 5-2 in Gonzalez’s last seven starts. Tampa Bay is 6-3 in their last nine games overall, 13-7 in their last 20 road games, and 7-0 in Cobb’s last seven starts.
The total for this game is set pretty high for what is a good pitching matchup. Give us the under for total runs scored at the sports book.