The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays find themselves in the thick of the American League Wild Card hunt and will hook up in Charm City on Monday during a time where both offenses are having issues.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (-120, 9)
Both teams rank among the bottom 10 in the league in runs per game, both averaging just over 4.2. The Rays are also 23rd in the league in home runs per game.
Both squads make up for their pedestrian offense in the bullpen, with the Rays ranking ninth in the league in bullpen ERA and the Orioles placing fourth. Both bullpens are in the top four in innings pitched.
The Rays send Corey Kluber to the mound, who is issuing just 1.4 walks per nine innings this season and has a 3.36 ERA in his past 12 starts, with 0.8 home runs per nine innings allowed.
Getting the start for Baltimore will be Austin Voth, who began the season with the Washington Nationals but has been significantly better with the Orioles, posting a 3.42 ERA and .239 batting average since leaving Washington after having a 10.13 ERA and .386 opponents’ batting average prior to arriving in Baltimore.
Both starting pitchers enter Monday’s contest in good recent form, and with both offenses leaving something to be desired this season, Monday's series opener sets up for a long night for both offenses.
The Play: Rays vs. Orioles Under 9
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