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Chicago White Sox Tim Anderson (7) steals second before the tag from Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Joey Wendle (18) during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Preview

The Rays start their last series of their current 9-game homestand tonight by welcoming in the Baltimore Orioles tonight. Players enjoyed a rare ‘home’ off day yesterday where they got the chance to not travel and stay in their own homes, and will look to end their 3-game losing streak.

Here are some news and notes heading into game 1:

News and Notes

*The Rays are on a 3-game losing streak.

*The Orioles are on a 1-game winning streak.

*Rays’ last road series was in Baltimore.

*Rookie Tyler Glasnow, who was acquired by the Rays at the July 31st trade deadline from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Chris Archer, gets the ball for the Rays in the opener. He made his debut for the Rays Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels, giving up 1 run on two hits and a walk, while striking out 5 in 3 innings. On the year he is 1-2 with a 4.27 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 59 innings.

*The Orioles will send Alex Cobb to the hill. Cobb limited the New York Yankees to only 1 run over 6 innings in his last start that resulted in a victory. Cobb is 3-14 with a 5.83 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 109 2/3 innings.

*The Rays have no probable starting pitchers listed for game 2 and 3.

*The Orioles will start RHP Andrew Cashner, who’s 3-10 with a 5.05 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 114 innings pitched, for game 2. For game 3, the O’s will start RHP David Hess, who owns a 2-6 record with a 6.41 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings.

*The Tampa Bay Rays made moves on their off day yesterday afternoon trading away former Gold Glove finalist shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh received Hechavarria as well as cash considerations, and the Rays got Matt Seelinger, who’s currently pitching in the minor leagues. The 29-year-old shortstop is hitting .258 with three homeruns and 26 RBIs.

First pitch is set for 7:10 P.M. Our coverage begins at 6:30 P.M.

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