BOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles travel to take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
The Rays are 17-10 against AL East teams. Tampa Bay’s team on-base percentage of .315 is eighth in the league. Yandy Diaz leads the lineup with an OBP of .390.
The Orioles are 8-16 against AL East Division opponents. Baltimore has hit 68 home runs as a team this season. Trey Mancini leads them with 12, averaging one every 18.9 at-bats.
The Rays won the last meeting 4-2. Ryan Yarbrough earned his fourth victory and Brandon Lowe went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Tampa Bay. Keegan Akin registered his first loss for Baltimore.
TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Meadows leads the Rays with 14 home runs and is batting .233.
Mancini leads the Orioles with 12 home runs and is batting .278.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 6-4, .212 batting average, 2.46 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
Orioles: 5-5, .273 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs