Orioles try to prevent first three-game losing streak of 2016


Tonight's Game: Baltimore Orioles (11-7) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (9-10), Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla., 7:10 p.m.

Starting pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez (1-1, 3.71) vs. Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 3.97)

Keys to the Game:

Can Jimenez again pitch well against Tampa Bay? He's 4-1 with a 2.56 ERA in five starts. 

Can the Orioles prevent their first three-game losing streak of 2016?

News and Notes:

Adam Jones is 8-for-20 (.400) with a home run against Odorizzi. Manny Machado is 7-for-19 (.368) with two home runs against Odorizzi. 

After Ryan Flaherty's surprising demotion to Norfolk, the Orioles are left without a backup infielder. 

Logan Morrison is 3-for-3 against Jimenez. 

The Orioles haven't hit a home run in four of their last six games, but still lead the American League with 27 homers.

Joey Rickard is 1-for-16.