The Orioles, at least theoretically, could get back to the .500 mark tonight with a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, but I wouldn't be the farm on that. Rays ace David Price has strung together three strong outings after struggling through a couple of tough starts in late May.
The O's are on something of a roll right now, outscoring opponents 18-4 in their four-game winning streak, and they beat Price on Opening Night at Tropicana Field.
Tonight's game will be a rematch between Price and Orioles No. 1 starter Jeremy Guthrie, who won that first game with a strong eight-inning performance, but has won just one decision since then.
J.J. Hardy will make his third start in the leadoff spot. He has homered to lead off each of his first two starts at the top of the order. Nolan Reimold is in the lineup batting sixth and Brandon Snyder will hit ninth and play first base.