Earlier than the season, the expectation won’t have been that the Orioles and Rays can be duking it out on the finish of the marketing campaign for the AL East crown. Yankees-Blue Jays? Certain. Yankees-Purple Sox? Why not.
But as September winds down, it is the 2 groups with the bottom payrolls within the AL East battling not only for the division crown, however the No. 1 seed within the American League playoff area, with the 2 groups far and away main the remainder of the group.
Friday evening’s contest will mark the second within the four-game collection between the 2 groups, the final time they may face off in opposition to each other within the common season. And taking the hill, it is going to be breakout starter Zach Eflin for the Rays and midseason commerce acquisition Jack Flaherty for the Orioles.
Previous to 2023, Eflin had pitched greater than 128 innings simply as soon as, coming all the best way again in 2019. He had by no means in a season with at the least 60 innings pitched posted an ERA under 4.00. In his first 12 months with the Rays, Eflin has figured it out, pitching to a 3.53 ERA throughout 160.2 innings of labor with 164 strikeouts and solely 23 walks. His 164 punchouts are already a career-best. His final outing in opposition to the Orioles, he delivered seven shutout innings, although he allowed 4 runs in six innings in his prior begin in opposition to Baltimore.
The Orioles will hand the ball to Flaherty, who they acquired from the Cardinals on the commerce deadline. Flaherty was as soon as seen as one of many prime up-and-coming arms within the baseball, ending fourth in Cy Younger voting in his second full 12 months within the majors. However accidents and inconsistent performances have marred his profession since then. In six begins with the Orioles, he has a 7.16 ERA in 27.2 innings. He has not confronted the Rays this 12 months.
Hoping to catch the extremely anticipated AL East matchup? Here is all the things you’ll want to know to observe Friday evening’s recreation.
What channel is Rays vs. Orioles on tonight?
- Reside stream: Apple TV+
Friday evening’s recreation between the Rays and Orioles will probably be broadcast on Apple TV+, the unique house of “Friday Night time Baseball” for the 2023 MLB season.
What time is Rays vs. Orioles tonight?
- First pitch: 7:05 p.m. ET
Rays vs. Orioles is about to begin at 7:05 p.m. ET from Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
Apple TV+ can have pregame protection all through the day with curated articles for every workforce and MLB. Followers can watch the “Countdown to First Pitch” pregame present quarter-hour previous to the beginning of the sport.
Apple TV+ will broadcast one other recreation on Friday evening: Phillies vs. Cardinals, which will probably be at 8:15 p.m. ET.
stay stream Rays vs. Orioles
- Reside stream: Apple TV+
Rays vs. Orioles will probably be accessible completely via Apple TV+, however there are nonetheless other ways to stream the sport. Apple TV+ is obtainable to stream in your telephone, pill, laptop and sensible TV, in addition to streaming gadgets comparable to Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fireplace TV stick.
How a lot does Apple TV+ price?
The service begins at $6.99 a month within the U.S. Yearly subscriptions start at $69. In Canada, a month-to-month subscription is $8.99 CAD.
Final season, the service was free for these attempting to observe “Friday Night time Baseball,” however that’s now not an possibility. Apple does offer a seven-day free trial for brand spanking new sign-ups, however you’ll need a subscription to observe MLB’s “Friday Night time Baseball” video games past that.
The service can also be house to the hit present “Ted Lasso,” amongst different unique collection. It additionally operates MLS Season Move, which permits followers to observe each MLS recreation with out blackout restrictions, for a further payment.
Apple TV+ ‘Friday Night time Baseball’ 2023 schedule
|Friday, Sept. 15||Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles||7 p.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 15||Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals||8 p.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 22||New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies||7 p.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 22||San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers||10 p.m.|