The Baltimore Orioles (55-50) let everyone know that they are serious threat by taking two out of three from the AL East leading Yankees. Well if the Orioles can take another huge step when they travel down south to take on the Tampa Bay Rays (55-50). The Rays have won three straight series and are the only team in the AL East with an above .500 record over their last ten games.
Fri. Aug 3 7:10 pm BAL Hunter (4-6) @ TB Moore (7-4)
Sat. Aug 4 7:10 pm BAL Chen (9-6) @ TB Hellickson (6-8)
Sun. Aug 5 1:40 pm BAL Gonzalez (3-2) @ TB Price (3-2)
Avoid the Big Inning
In the last two games the Orioles have given up five runs and seven runs respectively in a single inning. It took a miracle seven run inning on Tuesday to erase the five run deficit. On Wednesday it was too much and the Orioles found themselves down 11-1 after the third inning, and would go on to lose 12-3.
Markakis Takes the Lead
Since coming off the DL, and taking over the leadoff spot Nick Markakis is batting .368 (32 for 87). In those 20 games Markakis has gone hitless only three times, and has struck out just once.
If it seems like the Orioles and Rays just squared off it’s because they did. In fact it was just over a week ago when Tampa took two out of three in Camden Yards. In the Orioles two losses they managed just two runs on just ten hits.
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