Orioles want more clutch hitting in finale vs Rays

baltimore orioles Expect more major hits at key moments when they host tampa bay rays In the rubber match of the three-match series on Wednesday

Baltimore went 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position in a 4-2 win on Tuesday, a welcome relief after the past few days. orioles He had a disappointing 2-for-29 performance at that position during his three-game losing streak, including 0-for-6 in a 3–0 blowout. rays on Monday

given after Vander Franco’s homer rays 1-0 lead in the first innings on Tuesday orioles took the lead for good in the third

The big blow was Adele Ratshman’s two-run homer off Zack Aflin to right field that put Baltimore up 3–1. Ratshman went 0-for-17 over the last five games, and did not hit a home run in a span of 22 games through April 13.

Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said of the blaze, “It was huge for (Adley) and huge for us.” “He’s really grinding and working hard.”

Ryan Mountcastle orioles, going 2-for-4. He’s had seven multi-hit games in his last 15 starts, batted .318 (21-for-66) over that span, and his average has risen from .213 to .258.

orioles Will look to take the series behind right-hander Dean Kramer (3-1, 5.80 ERA), who is coming off one of his best performances of the young season.

After collectively giving up nine runs on 18 hits over 10 2/3 innings over his last two outings against the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, Kramer shutout the host Atlanta Braves on Friday. He allowed one run on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks in six innings to earn the win. orioles won 9-4

Kramer, however, hasn’t been very good in his four starts against rays, going 0–1 with a 4.00 ERA. He recorded 16 strikeouts and eight walks in 18 innings during that outing.

raysThe Phillies, who are coming off their third loss in the last 12 games, will match Jalen Beaks (1-2, 6.75 ERA) as the opener ahead of Yawny Chirinos (1-0, 1.86).

Chirinos has been mostly out of the bullpen this year (four of his five outings) but his latest appearance came on Friday against the New York Yankees. Chirino allowed three runs on three hits with no strikeouts and four walks in 5 1/3 innings, and was not involved in the decision as Tampa Bay won 5–4.

Chirinos orioles Throughout his career, going 4–2 with a 3.05 ERA with 32 strikeouts in seven appearances (four starts) and 38 1/3 innings.

rays Got solo home runs from Franco and Taylor Walls on Tuesday, marking his major-leading 22nd multi-homer game this season. However, they lost for the third time after going at least twice as deep.

“(We’re) just a bunch of guys doing a lot of things well,” said Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash. “All aspects of our team are performing really, really well.”

– Field Level Media