Preview: Rays try to close out series with third straight win vs. Orioles

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BALTIMORE — Seeking to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Tampa Bay Rays will look for their third straight win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday at Camden Yards.

After dropping the series opener Thursday night, the Rays (76-79) have taken the last two in this four-game weekend series behind their big bats and starting pitching.

Lucas Duda and Logan Morrison each went deep in Saturday’s 9-6 win over the Orioles, as the Rays set a single-season franchise record for home runs. They now have 218 this season.

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“It’s cool,” said Morrison, who clubbed his 37th of the season on the first pitch of the ninth inning Saturday night. “We’ve had some guys set some career highs. That’s one aspect of the game where we have done pretty well this year.”

Starting pitchers Alex Cobb and Jake Odorizzi, meanwhile, turned in solid outings back-to-back to keep Tampa Bay five games behind the Minnesota Twins for the second American League wild-card spot.


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