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Rays @ Orioles: Tampa Bay eyes second straight win over Baltimore

Rays @ Orioles MLB odds spreads and predictions

The Tampa Bay Rays trail first place in the AL East by 6.5 games.

Tampa Bay began the second half of the season in a big way, dominating the woeful Baltimore Orioles 16-4.

The Rays wasted no time putting up seven runs before Baltimore could even take swing in the bottom of the first.

Rookie Nate Lowe had a monster game batting 4-for-5 with two singles, a double and a home run, adding three RBIs and two runs scored.

Kevin Kiermaier added a 3-for-6 day with two doubles, two RBIs, and three runs scored.

Game information

When is it? Saturday July 13th

What time is first pitch? 1:05 p.m. ET

Where is it being played? Camden Yards

Which channel is it on? ESPN+

The lowdown

The Baltimore Orioles dropped to 27-62 on the season after an embarrassing loss to the Rays.

Renato Nunez was the standalone bright spot for Baltimore, batting 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and 2 RBIs.

Baltimore has the fewest wins and most losses in MLB with 27 and 63.

Rays @ Orioles Runline

Tampa Bay is giving Baltimore 1.5 runs in this matchup.

The Rays have won six of the nine meetings with the Orioles this season.

After their 12-run loss on Friday night, it's hard to feel confident putting money on the Orioles.

Some encouraging news for Baltimore is that John Means will be on the hill, and he defeated Tampa Bay in his last outing. However, I'm not convinced that will be enough.

Take the Rays to cover.

Rays @ Orioles Moneyline

Think Tampa Bay will pick a two straight win in Baltimore? Betting $140 could win profit of $100.

Like the Orioles to bounce back at home? Spending $75 would win $100 profit.

Rays @ Orioles Over/Under

The over/under for this matchup is set at 9 points.

Final score prediction: Baltimore Orioles 3, Tampa Bay Rays 5

Take the under in this game.

Where the game will be won or lost

Taking the mound for the Orioles will be first time 2019 All-Star John Means. Means was impressive in the first half posting 7-4 record with a 2.50 ERA, and has allowed two or fewer runs in six consecutive starts.

Last time out, Means recorded a no-decision despite allowing two earned on six hits with five strikeouts in seven innings against the Rays.

For the Rays, rookie do-it-all pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay will make his third start of the season. McKay has had a solid start to his professional career throwing at least five full innings in each of his starts while holding a 1-0 record with a 2.45 ERA.

In his last outing, the left-hander allowed three runs on six hits in five innings against the rival New York Yankees.

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