Saturday, June 25, 2016

Odorizzi-Tillman start doubleheader nightcap

Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 3.63 ERA) and Chris Tillman (10-1, 3.11 ERA) will start for the Rays and Orioles, respectively, in the second game of Saturday's day-night doubleheader at 7:05 p.m. ET at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Since Odorizzi has seniority over Matt Andriese, he had the choice of which game he wanted to start and selected the nightcap. Odorizzi plans to remain at the team hotel and head to the ballpark after the first game has started.
"I'm just going to treat it like it's a normal 7 o'clock start because that's what it is for me," Odorizzi said. "I had my choice of games, so I picked the evening game because it's more like my normal routine."
Tillman, who was the Orioles' Opening Day starter, has bounced back from a rough 2015 with a superb start to the season. He enters riding a nine-game winning streak, the longest for an Orioles pitcher since 2007. Tillman has beaten the Rays twice this season and has been Baltimore's best starter. He is the staff's only 10-game winner.
Three things to know about this game:
• Evan Longoria has done well against Tillman, hitting .315 with four doubles, seven home runs and 10 RBIs in 54 at-bats against the right-hander.
• Tillman is 7-0 with a 2.81 ERA in 10 home starts this season.
• Odorizzi is 1-3 with a 6.92 ERA in five career starts in Baltimore.

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