Hays leads Orioles against the Rays after 4-hit game
Baltimore Orioles (45-44, fifth in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (49-40, second in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Tyler Wells (7-4, 3.28 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 53 strikeouts); Rays: Luis Patino (0-0)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -120, Orioles +102; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Rays after Austin Hays’ four-hit game on Wednesday.
Tampa Bay is 29-17 at home and 49-40 overall. The Rays have a 30-6 record in games when they scored at least five runs.
Baltimore has a 45-44 record overall and a 20-27 record in road games. The Orioles have gone 21-13 in games when they did not allow a home run.
The teams meet Friday for the 10th time this season. The Rays are up 5-4 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Randy Arozarena has 20 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 40 RBI while hitting .248 for the Rays. Yandy Diaz is 15-for-35 with seven doubles over the last 10 games.
Cedric Mullins has 23 doubles, a triple and seven home runs for the Orioles. Trey Mancini is 12-for-42 with two doubles and a home run over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 6-4, .247 batting average, 3.58 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Orioles: 10-0, .263 batting average, 2.93 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs
INJURIES: Rays: Shane Baz: 15-Day IL (the tampa bay rays placed rhp shane baz on the 15-day injured list.), Josh Fleming: 15-Day IL (oblique), Jeffrey Springs: 15-Day IL (leg), Kevin Kiermaier: 10-Day IL (hip), Wander Franco: 10-Day IL (wrist), Brandon Lowe: 60-Day IL (back), J.P. Feyereisen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Manuel Margot: 60-Day IL (knee), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow), Mike Zunino: 10-Day IL (shoulder), JT Chargois: 60-Day IL (oblique), Luis Patino: 60-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60-Day IL (lat), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Orioles: Travis Lakins: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Bradish: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alexander Wells: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow)