Orioles and Guardians meet in series rubber match
Cleveland Guardians (23-25, second in the AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (23-32, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Zach Plesac (0-0); Orioles: TBD
BOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Guardians meet on Sunday with the three-game series tied 1-1.
Baltimore is 23-32 overall and 14-14 at home. The Orioles have a 9-5 record in games when they hit two or more home runs.
Cleveland has gone 12-17 in road games and 23-25 overall. Guardians pitchers have a collective 3.77 ERA, which ranks eighth in the AL.
Sunday’s game is the third time these teams square off this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Hays has 12 doubles and six home runs for the Orioles. Trey Mancini is 14-for-34 with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.
Jose Ramirez has 12 doubles, four triples and 14 home runs for the Guardians. Oscar Gonzalez is 12-for-33 with three doubles over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 5-5, .245 batting average, 5.26 ERA, outscored by two runs
Guardians: 5-5, .251 batting average, 3.18 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs
INJURIES: Orioles: Joey Krehbiel: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alexander Wells: 60-Day IL (elbow), Spenser Watkins: 15-Day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow), Dean Kremer: 10-Day IL (oblique)
Guardians: Franmil Reyes: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Aaron Civale: 15-Day IL (left glute), James Karinchak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)