Gausman makes first start of 2016 for Orioles


Tonight's Game:

Baltimore Orioles (11-6) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (8-10), Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla., 7:10 p.m.

Starting pitchers:

Kevin Gausman (Season Debut) vs. Chris Archer (0-4, 7.32)

Keys to the Game:

How effective will Gausman be in his first start of the season? 

Will the Orioles be able to hit Archer, who allowed six runs on 10 hits to the Orioles in his start against them on Apr. 8?

News and Notes:

Archer is 2-5 with a 5.03 ERA in 10 appearances against the Orioles. 

Manny Machado is batting .409 (9-for-22) with a home run off Archer. Adam Jones is 2-for-22 (.091). 

The Orioles will have to cut a player to make room for Gausman.

Gausman is 2-3 with a 6.16 ERA in nine appearances against Tampa Bay. 

Jimmy Paredes, who is on the disabled list with a left wrist injury, is scheduled to meet with the Orioles before he heads to a rehab assignment.

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