The Orioles are trying tonight for their eighth series win in the last nine.
Ryan O’Hearn is batting ninth tonight as the designated hitter against the Rays. Adam Frazier is batting fifth again. Gunnar Henderson is the third baseman.
Dean Kremer held the Braves to one run in six innings in his last start to lower his ERA from 6.67 to 5.80. He’s 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA in four career starts against the Rays.
Randy Arozarena is 3-for-7 with two home runs against Kremer.
Ryan Mountcastle posted his 10th multi-hit game of the season last night to tie him with Austin Hays and Anthony Santander for the team lead.
Santander is batting .412/.459/.765 (14-for-34) during an eight-game hitting streak.
The Orioles have 13 comeback victories.
Left-hander Jalen Beeks is the opener tonight. He’s appeared in 13 games and totaled 16 innings. He’s made two starts and finished three games.
This is typical Rays.
Beeks has allowed 12 runs and 13 hits with 10 walks and 11 strikeouts. He posted a 2.80 ERA in 42 games last summer.
The Orioles have faced Beeks 10 times in his career, and he’s registered a 7.01 ERA and 1.909 WHIP in 25 2/3 innings.
Right-hander Yonny Chirinos is expected to follow Beeks, which influences the lineup construction. He’s made five appearances, one start, and allowed four runs in 19 1/3 innings.
O’Hearn is 2-for-7 with a double against Chirinos.
For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Adley Rutschman C
Anthony Santander RF
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Adam Frazier 2B
Austin Hays LF
Gunnar Henderson 3B
Jorge Mateo SS
Ryan O’Hearn DH
Dean Kremer RHP
Dillon Tate threw a scoreless seventh inning today for Triple-A Norfolk. He allowed a hit and walked a batter after moving up from Double-A Bowie.
DL Hall threw 98 pitches in six innings. He’s stretched out. Hall had five scoreless innings before Jacksonville’s Jerar Encarnacíon hit a two-run homer in the sixth.
Hall allowed four hits, walked one and struck out nine. His ERA is 3.29.
Anthony Bemboom hit a two-run homer in the fourth.