Orioles (65-50) vs. Giants (65-50)

Where: AT&T Park

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First pitch: 9:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN2/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Kevin Gausman (3-9, 4.02 ERA) vs. Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner (10-7, 2.20 ERA)

What to watch

1. Eyes on the mound: The middle game of this series brings the premier pitching matchup, with Giants ace Madison Bumgarner facing Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman. Bumgarner is having the best season of his career, leading the majors in innings while posting a career-best 2.20 ERA. He has allowed more than two earned runs just six times in 24 starts. Gausman has been pitching well of late with four earned runs in 12 innings over his past two starts, and four starts allowing two runs or fewer in his past five games. Which will come out on top?

2. Power boost: Even while the Orioles were struggling to score runs, their power has remained a constant. They haven't gone back-to-back games without a homer since July 19-21, and have hit 20 in their past 11 games. Can they continue launching balls over the fence at AT&T Park?

3. Two-hit Chris: Chris Davis' bat has begun to wake up with three straight two-hit games. He has six hits in his past 11 at-bats after slumping for just seven hits in his previous 20 games. Is it a short spurt of quality hitting or the re-emergence of one of the Orioles' most dangerous hitters?

Orioles lineup

CF Adam Jones
SS J.J. Hardy
3B Manny Machado
RF Mark Trumbo
2B Jonathan Schoop
1B Chris Davis
C Caleb Joseph
LF Nolan Reimold
RHP Kevin Gausman

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