Baltimore, Maryland 2021-06-10 18:40:07 –
Cedric Mullins is at the heart of the Baltimore Orioles franchise, which will launch a three-game series with host Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
The 26-year-old lead-off batter is defending the star in the center field, hitting the team’s best .323 with 9 home runs, 19 RBIs and 9 stolen bases.
Currently, in his fourth season with the Orioles, Malins leads the American League with 76 hits, 18-36 in his current nine consecutive hits.
“I expect something to happen every time a man goes up to the plate, or every time the ball is hit in the outfield gap, I expect him to play great,” said the pitcher. Bruce Zimmermann said. “As a teammate, it’s a lot of fun, and everyone else eats it clearly.”
Mullins has won 20 of the last 25 games and aims to continue his hot streak against Tampa Bay, who holds the highest AL record at 39-24.
Raise’s three-game streak snapped on Wednesday, fighting back from an early deficit with Washington before losing 9-7 in 11 innings.
Infielder Joey Wendle said, “It’s encouraging to see us fight back with such a score.” “I don’t think we’ll regret the game very much and look back. I think we’ve been defeated. It’s just one of them, back and forth, especially towards the end. We were at the wrong end of it. “
Rays first baseman Yandy Diaz hit 9 to 22 with 5 RBIs for 6 consecutive games.
Tampa Bay starter Ryan Yarbrough (3-3, 3.95) has won the mound for the first time since recording the first complete game of a raise since May 2016.
The 29-year-old left-handed player also performed overwhelmingly against the New York Yankees last Thursday, finishing the 24-start Winless Skid. Yarbro gave up 2 runs and 6 hits, walked nothing and hit 6 while throwing 113 balls, the best in his career.
Trey Mancini scored 17-5, with an ERA of 3.40 in nine career games (four starts) against Baltimore, two home runs and six RBIs against Yarbro.
Baltimore will face left-handed Keegan Akin (0-0, 3.60), who allowed Cleveland three hits in five innings last Friday.
The 26-year-old will make his third start of the season following four relief appearances. He faced Tampa Bay as a relief on May 20 and gave up two runs with five hits in three innings.
In two relief efforts against Raise, Akin achieved 5.40 ERA in 31/3 innings.
The Orioles entered the month by winning five of the first seven games after advancing to 5-23 in May.
One of the key factors was the play of new infielder / outfielder Ryan Mountcastle. Ryan Mountcastle extended his hits and RBIs for eight consecutive games in a 14-1 defeat to the New York Mets on Wednesday.
Mountcastle was named this week’s AL player on Monday after hitting .458 with 4 home runs, 3 home runs, 7 home runs and 10 RBIs in 6 games.
The Orioles also received a spark from third baseman Maikel Franco. Maikel Franco has recorded multiple hits in three consecutive games and has recorded hits in four of the last six games.
Tampa Bay dominated the three-game series against Baltimore on May 18-20, beating the Orioles by 32-14.
–Field level media
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