Who will WIN this matchup?
Tampa Bay Rays (4-4)
@ Baltimore Orioles (3-3)
Chirinos (TB): 0-0; 0.00 ERA
Milone (BAL) 0-1; 12.00 ERA
Tampa Bay Rays: (-200)
Baltimore Orioles: (+170)
• When the Rays came to town Friday, the Orioles rallied for a win, and took a different route to victory on Saturday, winning in 11 innings after wasting a late three-run lead. Now, Baltimore can pull off a surprising sweep of Tampa Bay with a win in Sunday afternoon’s match-up.
• Yonny Chirinos (0-0, 0.00) gave up only one unearned run in four innings during his first start of 2020, a Tampa Bay victory in Atlanta. The Rays need a similar effort to slow the Baltimore bats, which keep manufacturing runs, along with showing some surprising power.
• The Orioles’ biggest problem going into Sunday is how much their bullpen — heavily used in the first two games — has left. Manager Brandon Hyde is confident the relief corps can be there if needed. That’s why they’ll need a strong effort from starter Tommy Milone (0-1, 12.00 ERA), who stepped in for John Means on opening night in Boston but lasted just three innings. Milone is 3-4 with a 6.75 ERA in eight games, including five starts, in his career versus the Rays.
• The Rays have dropped four in a row now. They lost the last two games of their series in Atlanta as well.
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