Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 31, 2024

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May 31, 2024 6:10 AM
The Baltimore Orioles, riding high with a 35-19 overall record and 19-11 mark at home, look to continue their strong form as they host the Tampa Bay Rays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Friday, May 31 at 7:05 PM. The Rays, hovering around .500 with a 28-29 record, will aim to even their 11-11 road record in this American League East showdown. Expect a thrilling matchup as these divisional foes clash on a summer evening in Baltimore.
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Rays vs Orioles starting pitchers

  • Albert Suarez for Baltimore Orioles
  • Aaron Civale for Tampa Bay Rays

Rays vs Orioles statistics

Stat Rays Orioles
Hits 436 (19th) 449 (16th)
Batting Average .234 (21st) .243 (12th)
Runs Batted In 200 (Tied-28th) 263 (Tied-5th)
Runs 218 (25th) 272 (6th)
Home Runs 43 (29th) 79 (2nd)
Walks 172 (18th) 146 (29th)
Stolen Bases 58 (5th) 39 (Tied-11th)
Strikeouts 499 (7th) 442 (20th)
Pitches 8357 (8th) 7822 (27th)

Baltimore Orioles recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/29/24 vs Boston Red Sox W 6-1
5/28/24 vs Boston Red Sox L 8-3
5/27/24 vs Boston Red Sox W 11-3
5/26/24 @ Chicago White Sox W 4-1
5/25/24 @ Chicago White Sox W 5-3

Tampa Bay Rays recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/30/24 vs Oakland Athletics W 6-5 F/12
5/29/24 vs Oakland Athletics W 4-3
5/28/24 vs Oakland Athletics L 3-0
5/26/24 vs Kansas City Royals W 4-1
5/25/24 vs Kansas City Royals L 7-4 F/11

Rays vs Orioles predictions

Heading into the upcoming matchup against the Baltimore Orioles, the Tampa Bay Rays definitely have a few standout performers who could make a real impact. Keep an eye on Randy Arozarena, who's expected to keep up his solid performance by getting on base and potentially snagging a couple of bases given his track record for speed. On the other side, Isaac Paredes, the team leader in home runs, is looking like he might continue his run-scoring prowess, which could significantly tip the scales in favor of the Rays if he connects well at the plate.

For the Baltimore Orioles, their lineup seems poised to respond strongly. Adley Rutschman, leading with a batting average that's nearing the .300 mark, is anticipated to be a key player. His consistent ability to get on base is pivotal for the Orioles' offense. Another player to watch is Gunnar Henderson, who's not only a powerhouse with his home run stats but also crucial for driving in runs. If these two can capitalize on their moments at the plate, they might just turn the game around for Baltimore.

Given both teams' current forms and the projections of these pivotal players, it’s shaping up to be a tightly contested game. However, considering the broader team statistics and recent performances, the Baltimore Orioles might just have the edge over the Tampa Bay Rays in this encounter. Their stronger offensive stats and overall team dynamic suggest they could come out on top in what promises to be an exciting game.

Baltimore Orioles injuries

  • Jordan Westburg (3B): Day-To-Day
  • Conner Loeprich (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Luis Almeyda (SS): Out
  • Tyler Burch (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Bruce Zimmermann (RP): Day-To-Day

Tampa Bay Rays injuries

  • Osleivis Basabe (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Michael Gomez (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Logan Driscoll (C): Day-To-Day
  • Marcus Johnson (P): Day-To-Day
  • Zach Eflin (SP): 15-Day-IL

Rays vs Orioles game info

Venue Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Location Baltimore, Maryland
First pitch Fri 7:05 PM
Temperature 75°
Chance of Rain 0%

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