Cobb scheduled to start as Baltimore hosts Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Rays (33-18, first in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (22-29, fourth in the AL East)

Baltimore; Friday, 7:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Tampa Bay: Tyler Glasnow (3-1, 4.47 ERA) Baltimore: Alex Cobb (1-4, 5.03 ERA)

LINE: Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays travel to take on the Baltimore Orioles on Friday.

The Orioles are 11-20 against teams from the AL East. The Baltimore offense has compiled a .258 batting average as a team this season, good for eighth in the MLB. Jose Iglesias leads the team with a mark of .375.

The Rays are 25-12 against the rest of their division. Tampa Bay’s team on-base percentage of .330 is fourth in the American League. Brandon Lowe leads the team with an OBP of .359.

TOP PERFORMERS: Renato Nunez is second on the Orioles with 20 extra base hits and is batting .246.

Lowe leads the Rays with 13 home runs and has 32 RBIs.

INJURIES: Orioles: Wade LeBlanc: (elbow), Shawn Armstrong: (hip), Anthony Santander: (right oblique), Trey Mancini: (tumor), Richie Martin: (wrist), Chris Davis: (left knee).

Rays: Chaz Roe: (elbow), Cody Reed: (finger), Colin Poche: (elbow), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Jose Alvarado: (shoulder), Austin Meadows: (oblique), Yandy Diaz: (hamstring), Ji-Man Choi: (hamstring), Mike Zunino: (oblique).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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