Jason Hammel OriolesBaltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays Friday Free MLB Pick: With just a week and a half left in the 2013 MLB season, the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays are jockeying for position. These two are separated by just two games, and they are amongst the six teams that think they can claim one of the two Wild Card spots in the AL. Which one will get a leg up on Friday night? We have the answers with our MLB picks for this one.

Orioles vs. Rays Game Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
Orioles vs. Rays Live TV Coverage: MLB Network
MLB Odds at Carbon Sportsbook ($300 Deposit Bonus): Orioles +170 / Rays -180 (Total: 7.5)

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The Rays are choking on far too much chalk in this one. They are deserving favorites for sure at Tropicana Field, but we just don’t trust how they are playing right now. LHP David Price gets the ball in this one, and history tells you that he is going to struggle in games like this that are feeling like playoff games. Just look at Game 162 two seasons ago when he was blasted by the Yankees or when the Rangers ate his lunch in the playoffs the last two seasons. We have a tough time trusting RHP Jason Hammel, who has allowed at least three earned runs in four straight starts. However, we have the confidence in the Orioles that they can put some runs on the board, knowing that they have consistently been scratching runs together even when 1B Chris Davis isn’t smashing home runs. Davis and the O’s have had a good time scoring against Tampa Bay this year, averaging over five runs a game in the last four outings, and we think that they have a decent chance of scoring the upset to pull within a game of the Wild Card on Friday night.

Orioles vs. Rays Free Pick for September 20th: Baltimore Orioles +170


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