The Tampa Bay Rays, one of baseball's hottest teams with eight wins in their past nine games, will try to complete a three-game sweep of the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.
Tampa Bay crushed the Orioles 8-1 in the second game of the series Wednesday, banging out three homers and five doubles while getting a solid pitching performance from Yonny Chirinos, who came on after the opener. Chirinos threw five shutout innings, allowing just one hit.
The Rays have given up only three runs in the first two games of the series, and they have held the Orioles to three hits over the past 14 innings. Brandon Lowe, Ji-Man Choi and Yandy Diaz each homered in Wednesday's win while Avisail Garcia homered in the opener Tuesday.