Orioles and Rays lineups

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Orioles and Rays meet in a three-game series that could jostle them within the division and wild card standings.

The Rays are a half-game ahead of the Orioles for third place in the American League East. The same distance that separates them in the wild card race, with the Orioles dropping out of a third-place tie last night.

The teams have split 16 games against each other, but the Orioles are 1-5 at Tropicana Field.

A big series awaits them.

Terrin Vavra is starting in left field tonight. Anthony Santander is the designated hitter.

Rougned Odor is starting at second base. He’s 8-for-19 with two doubles and three home runs against Corey Kluber.

Ramón Urías is starting at third. He’s 5-for-11 versus Kluber.

Austin Voth was pushed back to tonight. His first start with the Orioles came against the Rays on June 19 and he tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings with three hits and four strikeouts. He also had 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings on July 16 in St. Petersburg, started on July 25 after the All-Star break, and allowed one run and four hits with three walks in three innings.

Brandon Lowe hit a home run.

Kluber has faced the Orioles five times this season and allowed 12 earned runs (13 total) and 27 hits in 24 2/3 innings. He owns a career 3.49 ERA and 1.218 WHIP in 15 starts.

Cedric Mullins is 7-for-20 against Kluber. Austin Hays is 4-for-15 with two home runs. Santander is 5-for-14 with a double and home run.

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

Austin Voth RHP

For the Rays
Randy Arozarena RF
David Peralta LF
Yandy Díaz 3B
Brandon Lowe DH
Yu Chang 2B
Ji-Man Choi 1B
Christian Bethancourt C
Taylor Walls SS
Jose Siri CF

Corey Kluber RH

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