Orioles and Rays lineups

Adley Rutschman is batting second tonight as the Orioles attempt to secure another series win against the Rays.

Terrin Vavra has media gathered at his locker this afternoon, but his name isn’t in the lineup. His major league debut remains on hold.

Ramón Urías, who hit the decisive two-run homer last night in the eighth inning, is batting .397/.426/.707 in 17 games this month with three doubles, five home runs and 18 RBIs.

Cedric Mullins hit his 13th career leadoff home run last night, tying him for second in club history with Don Buford, Al Bumbry and Brian Roberts. Brady Anderson is first with 44.

Tyler Wells is 7-6 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.096 WHIP in 19 starts. He’s allowed 11 runs and 17 hits in his last three starts over 14 2/3 innings.

The Orioles have won 14 of their last 18 games at home. They’ve moved into fourth place and are three games behind the Rays for third.

They’re three games back for the final wild card spot.

A win tonight would put the Orioles two games above .500 for the first time since April 7, 2021.

Wells faced the Rays coming out of the All-Star break and allowed three runs and six hits with six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. He’s made seven career appearances against Tampa Bay, including three starts this season, and surrendered 12 runs in 18 innings.

Drew Rasmussen, a first-round pick of the Rays in the 2017 draft out of Oregon State University and a sixth-round pick of the Brewers in 2018, has made 16 starts and posted a 3.13 ERA and 1.185 WHIP in 77 2/3 innings. He’s surrendered only eight home runs.

Rasmussen opened his season against the Orioles and allowed two runs in four innings. Ryan Mountcastle hit his first home run.

For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Adley Rutschman C
Trey Mancini DH
Anthony Santander RF
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Austin Hays LF
Rougned Odor 2B
Ramón Urías 3B
Jorge Mateo SS

Tyler Wells RHP

For the Rays
Yandy Díaz 3B
Brandon Lowe 2B
Ji-Man Choi DH
Randy Arozarena LF
Isaac Paredes 1B
Luke Raley RF
Christian Bethancourt C
Josh Lowe CF
Taylor Walls SS

Drew Rasmussen RHP

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