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Orioles on deck: What to watch Saturday at Yankees

Josh Land
Contact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun

Orioles (72-76) vs. Yankees (81-66)

Where: Yankee Stadium

First pitch: 4:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Jeremy Hellickson (8-9, 5.23 ERA) vs. Yankees LHP Jordan Montgomery (7-7, 4.24)

What to watch

1. House of horrors. The Orioles’ Yankee Stadium nightmare is just about over. They have just two games left there as they continue to be pounded at the Yankees’ home ballpark, allowing 89 runs in their first eight games there this season. The Orioles have won just once in the Bronx this season, and more often than not have been on the wrong end of lopsided defeats.

2. Quality Hellickson. Jeremy Hellickson pitched just his fourth quality start in eight games for the club in his last outing, and has a 6.54 ERA since coming over from the Phillies in late July. He didn’t fare well the first time he faced the Yankees as an Oriole, allowing five runs (three earned) in 2 1/3 innings.

3. No margin. The Orioles’ bats continue to provide little support, having brought home more than three runs only once in nine games during this 1-8 stretch. See if the Birds can match the Yankees’ production and put this slump to bed as they aim to cling to slim playoff hopes.

Orioles lineup

DH Tim Beckham

3B Manny Machado

2B Jonathan Schoop

CF Adam Jones

1B Trey Mancini

C Welington Castillo

SS J.J. Hardy

RF Austin Hays

LF Joey Rickard

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