Guardians and Orioles play in series rubber match

September 1, 2022 GMT

Baltimore Orioles (68-61, fourth in the AL East) vs. Cleveland Guardians (68-60, first in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Thursday, 6:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Kyle Bradish (2-5, 5.63 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 79 strikeouts); Guardians: Shane Bieber (8-7, 3.02 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 153 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -185, Orioles +157; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians and Baltimore Orioles play on Thursday with the three-game series tied 1-1.

Cleveland has a 68-60 record overall and a 33-26 record in home games. The Guardians are 18-6 in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Baltimore is 68-61 overall and 31-37 on the road. The Orioles have the seventh-ranked team slugging percentage in the AL at .389.

The teams match up Thursday for the sixth time this season. The Guardians lead the season series 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Ramirez has 39 doubles, four triples and 26 home runs while hitting .284 for the Guardians. Oscar Gonzalez is 7-for-38 with a double and two home runs over the last 10 games.


Anthony Santander ranks second on the Orioles with 44 extra base hits (21 doubles and 23 home runs). Ramon Urias is 7-for-31 with two home runs and six RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Guardians: 5-5, .215 batting average, 2.02 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs

Orioles: 6-4, .198 batting average, 2.60 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs

INJURIES: Guardians: Anthony Gose: 60-Day IL (tricep), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Orioles: Tyler Wells: 15-Day IL (side), Alexander Wells: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.