Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 5-20-22

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 5/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 5/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Tampa Bay Rays (23-15) are preparing to take on the Baltimore Orioles (15-24) in Game 1 of 3 of the AL East Division at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 7:05 PM ET. Tampa Bay defeated the Detroit Tigers with a 2-1 standing after the Rays ended the series installment at 6-1 on Wednesday.

 

Tampa Bay is in 2nd place at 23-15 in the American League East Division with a .605 team percentage and 5 games behind first-place after acquiring a total of 162 runs while giving away 152 for a +10 run difference on the season.

 

3B Isaac Paredes played well in leading the Rays in the final round with 2 runs scored on 2 hits and 2 RBIs while Drew Rasmussen finished 5.0 innings after conceding just 4 hits but fanned 7 Detroit hitters in the winning effort.

 

Tampa Bay’s top batter is 1B Yandy Diaz at .287 average and also earned the best on-base percentage at .412 while 2B Brandon Lowe knocked 5 balls outside the stadium for the Rays. RF Manuel Margot contributed a team-high 21 RBIs while SS Wander Franco acquired a team-leading 40 hits on the year.

 

Tampa Bay will be depending on left-hander Jalen Beeks (1-0, 1.72 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, 17 K) to control the mound versus Baltimore on Friday night. The southpaw starter allowed 9 hits, 2 home runs, and 4 free walks in 15.2 innings pitched in his career starts in the majors this year.

 

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Predictions 5/20/2022

 

The Baltimore Orioles came into this match-up after losing a four-game series versus the New York Yankees but prevented a sweep with a 9-6 win in the series installment finale on Thursday.

 

Baltimore stayed in 5th place at 15-24 in the American League East Division with a team percentage of .385 and 13.5 contests behind first place after collecting 131 runs but lost 165 for a run difference of -34 on the year.

 

RF Anthony Santander was the key in the recent triumph of the Orioles after he completed three runs on three base knocks with a walk and three RBIs. Starter Bruce Zimmermann relinquished 7 hits, 5 earned runs, and one walk while striking out 2 batters in finishing 5.0 innings of work in the winning effort.

 

CF Austin Hays led the Baltimore batting squad with an average of .296 at the plate and pitched in a team-high on-base percentage of .364 on the year. RF Anthony Santander and LF Ryan Mountcastle hit six home runs each while Mountcastle added 16 RBIs in leading the Orioles.

 

CF/PH Cedric Mullins led Baltimore in hits with 39 in the regular season. Right-handed Pitcher Tyler Wells (1-3, 4.18 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 19 K) will be starting for the Orioles against the Rays on Friday evening. Wells conceded 31 hits, 4 long balls, and 4 bases on balls in pitching for 28.0 innings in the majors this regular season.       

 

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles. The MLB Pick for this contest is Tampa Bay -150. The Rays recorded a team ERA of 3.47 ranked 8th in the league while controlling their opponents to a batting average of .218 which is 5th best in MLB.

 

Tampa Bay played well on the road with a 10-6 record while Baltimore is 10-10 at their home field. Prediction: Tampa Bay will win 4-2.

 

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 5/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET

 

Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland

 

Date: Friday, May 20, 2022

 

TV: MASN, BSUN

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -150                      

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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