O's partner with T. Rowe Price, tonight's lineups in series finale

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Orioles announced a multi-year partnership today with T. Rowe Price that makes the company “the exclusive investment and wealth management sponsor of the baseball club.”

A patch with the Baltimore-based investment firm’s ram logo will be worn on the right sleeve beginning Tuesday night for the series opener against the Braves at Camden Yards.

“We are ecstatic to enter into this partnership with T. Rowe Price and welcome them as the first organization to associate their name and brand on our uniforms,” Orioles senior vice president and chief revenue officer T.J. Brightman said in a statement. “This partnership acknowledges the strong Baltimore Orioles brand, and we are elated to bring together two Baltimore institutions to positively impact our Birdland community.”

“The future of the Baltimore Orioles and the City of Baltimore is bright,” control person David Rubenstein said in a statement. “We are delighted to welcome T. Rowe Price to Birdland at such an eventful time on and off the field. Our organizations share a dedication to hard work, innovation, professionalism, and integrity, and we have committed our long-term futures to this city. We look forward to a long, successful partnership as we work to bring the World Series trophy back to Baltimore.”

“T. Rowe Price has called Baltimore home since our founding. We are deeply committed to the City — as is the Orioles organization,” Rob Sharps, CEO and president of T. Rowe Price, said in a statement. “We are very excited to invest in our hometown team and our community, and we believe this partnership will help us attract more clients in the years to come.”

The Orioles have won the first three games of the four-game set against the Rays. Kyle Bradish retired 18 batters in a row Saturday after a leadoff infield single in the first. Grayson Rodriguez didn’t allow a baserunner through the first five innings yesterday.

Tonight, they send their ace to the mound and will attempt to secure their first four-game sweep at Tropicana Field.

Corbin Burnes has registered eight consecutive quality starts, four short of Jim Palmer’s record in 1975.

Burnes has never faced the Rays.

James McCann is catching Burnes for the fifth consecutive start. Adley Rutschman is on the bench but unlikely to stay there for nine innings – if history has taught us anything.

Austin Hays and Kyle Stowers aren’t in the lineup. Colton Cowser is in left field and Cedric Mullins is in center.

Jordan Westburg is playing second base and batting second, with Ramón Urías at third base again.

Orioles pitchers are allowing home runs at a 0.84 rate per nine innings, the second lowest in the majors, per STATS. The Rays are allowing 1.32, the third highest.

Rutschman became the first Orioles batter yesterday to hit a grand slam on an 0-2 pitch since Chris Davis on June 17, 2014.

Ryan Mountcastle has hit eight home runs against right-handed pitchers this season after totaling six last season.

The Yankees won last night to keep the Orioles 2 ½ games back in the division race. The Orioles are a season-high 20 games above .500 after winning 13 of the last 17.

Tampa Bay right-hander Ryan Pepiot, a third-round draft pick of the Dodgers in 2019 out of Butler University, is 4-2 with a 3.96 ERA and 0.955 WHIP in 10 starts, and he’s averaging 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings.

He’s never faced the Orioles.

For the Orioles

Gunnar Henderson SS
Jordan Westburg 2B
Ryan O’Hearn DH
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Anthony Santander RF
Colton Cowser LF
Ramón Urías 3B
Cedric Mullins CF
James McCann C

Corbin Burnes RHP

For the Rays

Yandy Díaz DH
Randy Arozarena LF
Brandon Lowe 2B
Isaac Paredes 1B
Amed Rosario 3B
Jose Siri CF
Richie Palacios RF
José Caballero SS
Alex Jackson C

Ryan Pepiot RHP

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