Orioles on deck: What to watch Saturday at Angels

Orioles on deck: What to watch Saturday at Angels
Orioles outfielder Joey Rickard returns to the dugout after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 20, 2016 in Anaheim, Calif. (Lisa Blumenfeld / Getty Images)

Orioles (25-15) vs. Los Angeles Angels (19-23)

Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim


First pitch: 10:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Kevin Gausman (0-1, 3.00 ERA) vs. Angels RHP Matt Shoemaker (2-5, 8.49 ERA)

What to watch

1. Trumbombs away. With two homers in his past three games, both coming against his former teams, Mark Trumbo now has a team-leading 13 long balls. Trumbo has always hit well at Angel Stadium dating to his time with the Angels (47 homers in 236 games). Can Trumbo continue his power surge tonight in Anaheim?

2. Rebound candidate. Every time Kevin Gausman starts is a must-watch, but this time he's coming off his worst outing of the season. Gausman allowed four runs on 10 hits in five innings on May 15, striking out just one. Will the 25-year-old bounce back against the Angels?

3. Bullpen boost. The Orioles hope they don't have to use it much tonight, but their bullpen continues to be the best in the American League. They rank first in the AL and second in the majors with a 2.49 relief ERA. Can the 'pen help the Orioles secure the series win and a fifth straight road victory?

Orioles lineup

LF Joey Rickard
SS Manny Machado
CF Adam Jones
1B Chris Davis
RF Mark Trumbo
C Matt Wieters
DH Pedro Alvarez
2B Jonathan Schoop
3B Ryan Flaherty