Orioles and Rays lineups in series finale

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Adley Rutschman is catching a day game following a night game as the Orioles finish their two-game series against the Rays.

Ramón Urías starts at first base after moving across the diamond last night in the ninth inning.

Ryan O’Hearn stays in the cleanup spot, but as the designated hitter today. Gunnar Henderson is playing third base.

Tyler Wells has lowered his ERA to 3.20 in 14 games, and he continues to lead the majors with a 0.857 WHIP. His .183 average against is second behind Shohei Ohtani’s .178.

Wells has allowed seven runs in his last four starts covering 24 2/3 innings. He’s made eight career appearances (four starts) against the Rays and gone 0-2 with a 6.45 ERA and 1.209 WHIP in 22 1/3 innings.

Randy Arozarena is 2-for-12 lifetime against Wells. Josh Lowe is 3-for-5 with two doubles, and Harold Ramírez is 3-for-7 with a double.

The Orioles have the second-best record in the American League at 45-27 and trail Tampa Bay (51-25) by four games in the American League East.

Tampa Bay right-hander Taj Bradley has made nine starts in his rookie season and gone 4-3 with a 4.19 ERA and 1.302 WHIP with 63 strikeouts in 43 innings. He’s surrendered only four home runs.

Bradley is coming off an 11-strikeout game against the Athletics in 4 1/3 innings. He hasn’t exceeded 5 2/3 this season.

The Rays have lost three in a row for the first time since the end of the 2022 season. Their streak of series wins at home ends at seven.

For the Orioles
Gunnar Henderson 3B
Adley Rutschman C
Anthony Santander RF
Ryan O’Hearn DH
Austin Hays LF
Aaron Hicks CF
Adam Frazier 2B
Ramón Urías 1B
Jorge Mateo SS

Tyler Wells RHP

For the Rays
Yandy Díaz 1B
Wander Franco SS
Harold Ramírez DH
Randy Arozarena LF
Isaac Paredes 3B
Manuel Margot RF
Taylor Walls 2B
Christian Bethancourt C
José Siri CF

Taj Bradley RHP

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