Young is a career .396 hitter (19-for-48) with four homers and eight RBIs against Buehrle.
Davis is 6-for-19 (.316) with two homers and two RBIs against Buehrle in his career.
“Delmon’s been swinging the bat well. He’s done decent against Buehrle,” Showalter said. “I thought Nelson had some good at-bats yesterday. I think he’s very close. Chris [has been good] defensively and has had some success against Buehrle. It just presents our best challenge for a very good pitcher that once again is on schedule to throw 200 innings.”
The Orioles have a 18-8 road record since May 31, and their .692 winning percentage away from Camden Yards over that span is the best in the major leagues.
There’s a lot of buzz about this week’s series here in Toronto as local media have touted it as the first time the Blue Jays are playing a meaningful home series in August in a decade.
A local newspaper’s backpage headline called it the biggest series ever, and there’s expected to be a crowd tonight of more than 30,000.
“I remember in 1992, ‘93, ’94 here when it was hard to get a ticket,” Showalter said. “I think it’s good for baseball, it’s good for Toronto. It’s a baseball town.”
* The Orioles lead the majors with a 3.12 ERA at night, and their 47 wins at night rank third in the majors and second in the AL.
* Over his last nine games, Caleb Joseph is 11-for-30 (.367/.387/.667) with two homers, three doubles and four RBIs.
Here are tonight's starting lineups: