Rays vs. Orioles: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch
The Tampa Bay Rays (28-7), with Shane McClanahan on the mound, visit the Baltimore Orioles (22-12) who will hand the ball to Kyle Gibson, at 6:35 PM ET on Monday in a series opener.
Keep reading to see how to watch the Tampa Bay-Baltimore matchup below.
When is Rays vs. Orioles and when does it start?
This game between the Rays and Orioles is set to start on Monday, May 8, 2023. You should expect the opening pitch at 6:35 PM ET.
Where to watch Rays vs. Orioles
The Rays and Orioles will hit the field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for this matchup on May 8, and if you want to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on MASN.
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Rays Stats, Odds & Insights
The Rays have compiled a 27-6 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 81.8% of those games).
The Tampa Bay Rays average two home runs per game and have hit an MLB-leading 71 home runs in total.
The Rays are the top slugging team in MLB play this season with a .521 slugging percentage.
Tampa Bay has the top team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.02).
The Rays have the lowest WHIP in the majors (1.127).
Orioles Stats, Odds & Insights
This season, the Orioles have won seven out of the 15 games, or 46.7%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
Baltimore ranks 11th in Major League Baseball with 41 home runs.
Fueled by 108 extra-base hits, the Orioles rank 10th in MLB with a .423 slugging percentage this season.
Baltimore has pitched to a 4.45 ERA this season, which ranks 16th in baseball.
The Orioles have a combined WHIP of 1.325 as a pitching staff, which ranks 16th in MLB.
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Rays Starter Recent Performance: Shane McClanahan
|vs. Pirates||May. 3||6.0||5||1||1||9||2|
|at White Sox||Apr. 27||5.0||5||2||2||5||2|
|vs. White Sox||Apr. 22||6.0||3||2||2||10||1|
|at Blue Jays||Apr. 16||6.0||4||1||1||6||2|
|vs. Red Sox||Apr. 11||5.0||2||1||1||9||4|
Orioles Starter Recent Performance: Kyle Gibson
|at Royals||May. 3||6.2||10||6||6||0||0|
|at Tigers||Apr. 27||4.1||8||3||3||3||2|
|vs. Tigers||Apr. 22||6.1||2||1||1||11||3|
|at White Sox||Apr. 15||5.1||7||4||4||1||2|
|vs. Athletics||Apr. 10||6.1||5||1||1||4||3|
Rays Key Players to Watch
The Rays will send McClanahan (6-0) out for his eighth start of the season. He is 6-0 with a 2.03 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings pitched.
His most recent appearance was on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, when the left-hander threw six innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing five hits.
In seven games this season, the 26-year-old has put up an ERA of 2.03, with 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .193 against him.
Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with nine home runs this season. He’s batting .325 with 19 RBI.
Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in home runs with nine, runs batted in with 30 and a batting average of .328.
Wander Franco is slashing .299/.365/.537 this season for the Rays.
Orioles Key Players to Watch
The Orioles will hand the ball to Gibson (4-1) for his eighth start of the season.
The right-hander’s last start was on Wednesday, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings while giving up six earned runs on 10 hits in a matchup with the Kansas City Royals.
The 35-year-old has an ERA of 4.61 and 5.9 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .284 in seven games this season.
Cedric Mullins has driven in a team-high 28 runs batted in.
Adley Rutschman is hitting .280 with five doubles, four home runs and 30 walks.
Jorge Mateo paces the Orioles with a team-high batting average of .304.
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