The Orioles are going for a three-game sweep against the Blue Jays tonight at Camden Yards on an overcast day here at Oriole Park.
The Orioles (11-7) enter the night with a share of the AL East lead with Tampa Bay.
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz is still looking to end a personal 12-game losing streak, the longest active streak in the majors, tonight against Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchinson, who is making his second major league start.
A lot going on around the Orioles clubhouse today:
-- We had our first glimpse of injured left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada, who was in the clubhouse today, since he returned to Baltimore. Wada appeared tired and expressed his frustration through his interpreter. Wada will receive a second opinion on his injured left elbow on Monday from Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles, then decide what path to take. He can try to rehab the injury, but Tommy John surgery is another option -- one that would end his season.
-- Closer Jim Johnson (flu-like symptoms, bacterial infection) will remain in the hospital for another night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said, and if he's able to keep food down, he could be released tomorrow morning. Showalter said he was unsure whether Johnson would be able to contribute immediately or need a few days to get back into game shape.
-- Outfielder Nolan Reimold, battling neck spasms, is back in the lineup today. He worked out extensively yesterday and that went well, so he's going to test that lingering neck problem, which Showalter said regressed during the game when Reimold was in Anaheim. Reimold said he'll have to be certain to report any lingering discomfort.
-- Second baseman Robert Andino, who will miss his second straight game on paternity leave for the birth of his daughter, is scheduled to return Friday morning.
-- The latest news on catcher Taylor Teagarden's back isn't good. Teagarden is scheduled to have his third epidural injection, and if that doesn't work, surgery is a possibility.
-- Reliever Luis Ayala will get a wisdom tooth removed on the team's next off day May 3.
-- Four of the five starting pitchers -- not including Matusz because he's pitching tonight -- did early work practicing bunting to get ready for interleague play, which doesn't begin until June.
Here are tonight's starting lineups:
Nolan Reimold LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Chris Davis DH
Mark Reynolds 3B
Nick Johnson 1B
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Yunel Escobar SS
Brett Lawrie 3B
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Eric Thames LF
Ben Francisco DH
Rajai Davis CF
J.P. Arencibia C
Omar Vizquel 2B