Baltimore Orioles

Orioles on deck: What to watch Saturday vs. Tigers

Orioles (22-12) vs. Detroit Tigers (15-20)

Where: Camden Yards


First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 The Fan


Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Mike Wright (1-3, 5.83 ERA) vs. Tigers RHP Anibal Sanchez (3-3, 5.89 ERA)

What to watch

1. Lucky No. 7. The Orioles' 7-0 start this season gave them their longest winning streak since eight in a row in 2005. Amazingly, they have an opportunity with a victory tonight to make it a second seven-game winning streak this season, and it's only May 14. The last time they had two such streaks in the same year was 1999, when the first was in June and the second -- a 13-game streak -- was in September. Can they win their seventh straight against the Tigers?

2. Kim. Hyun. Soo. Hyun Soo Kim makes his first start in a week tonight, his first appearance of any kind since getting on the field in both halves of last Saturday's doubleheader. Kim has continued to contribute despite playing in just nine games (six starts). He comes in batting .478/.538/.522 with a double and two RBIs. Will he continue to rake against Anibal Sanchez?

3. Odds and evens. Every good start by Mike Wright this season has been followed by a bad one, and vice versa. In his last outing a week ago, he allowed five runs on 10 hits in five innings. Will he continue his season-long trend and follow that poor outing with his third quality start of 2016?

Orioles lineup

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