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Sunday afternoon Orioles game thread: vs. Rays, 1:05

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The Orioles will look for a series win against the first-place Rays after Saturday’s shutout win - weather permitting.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Out of nowhere last night, the Orioles got a win, and an excellent pitching performance from Dylan Bundy.

Now they’ll try to build on it.

After a tough stretch against the AL Central that included two sweeps and losses of three of four series, the O’s can beat Tampa Bay today and win their fourth series of the year and only their second since April 2.

John Means will get the ball in that endeavor. Means has been the Orioles’ best starter with a 3-3 record and 2.81 ERA, but he’ll have to bounce back from his first bad start this season after he allowed four runs in five innings in a 5-3 loss to the White Sox.

He has faced the Rays once this season, but not in a start. Means pitched the 10th and 11th innings of a 6-5 win on April 18 and was excellent, allowing only one walk and striking out four.

Ryne Stanek will get the ball for Tampa Bay, sporting an 0-1 record with a 2.81 ERA. He started - or, rather, opened - against the Orioles on April 17, going just one inning before giving way to Yonny Chirinos.

It is raining in Baltimore, so there’s a possibility of a delay or postponement lingering. Should they make it out, these will be the lineups:


Jonathan Villar 2B

Trey Mancini RF

Dwight Smith Jr. LF

Renato Nunez DH

Hanser Alberto 3B

Chris Davis 1B

Joey Rickard CF

Pedro Severino C

Richie Martin SS

  • John Means LHP


Yandy Diaz 3B

Tommy Pham DH

Daniel Robertson 2B

Avisail Garcia RF

Ji-Man Choi 1B

Mike Zunino C

Kevin Kiermaier CF

Guillermo Heredia LF

Willy Adames SS

  • Ryne Stanek RHP