Update: It’s not raining, but the grounds crew is putting the tarp on the field. A storm is headed this way.
Update II: And now the tarp’s coming off the field. As storms go, this one was very overrated. First pitch is scheduled for 7:28 p.m.
For the Rays:
Ben Zobrist RF
Carl Crawford LF
Evan Longoria 3B
Carlos Pena 1B
Matt Joyce DH
John Jaso C
B.J. Upton CF
Jason Bartlett SS
Sean Rodriguez 2B
Wade Davis RHP
Tampa Bay has the best road record in the majors at 29-16. The Orioles own the worst home record in the majors at 16-28.
The Orioles got rid of the team that led the majors in homers. Now they get the team that leads the majors in stolen bases with 113. The Orioles have 42 steals, which ranks 23rd.
The Rays’ 3.68 ERA ranks first in the American League. It’s 3.67 at home and 3.70 on the road.
Felix Pie is 7-for-13 with a home run against Tampa this season.
Evan Longoria has 10 career home runs in 36 games against the Orioles. He’s hit 11 against Boston in 45 games.