Orioles on deck: What to watch Sunday at Angels

Orioles (26-15) vs. Los Angeles Angels (19-24)

Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim


First pitch: 3:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN2/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (2-4, 5.60 ERA) vs. Angels RHP Jered Weaver (3-3, 5.76 ERA)

What to watch

1. Ride the wave. The Orioles stole a win from the Angels late Saturday night, when Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth. The Orioles have now won five of their past six series and hold a one-game lead over the Boston Red Sox in the American League East. Can they build off that momentum and finish the sweep?

2. Expect the unexpected. Today's pitching matchup pits two unpredictable pitchers who are both capable of a gem or a dud. Ubaldo Jimenez pitches for the Orioles with a 7.36 ERA this month. Jered Weaver goes for the Angels with a 7.77 ERA this month. Will either break out of their May funks?

3. O or no. The Orioles had 14 hits (four homers) Friday and then were held in check until Wieters' home run Saturday, finishing with five hits. Which Orioles offense will show up for this afternoon's series finale in Anaheim?

Orioles lineup

RF Joey Rickard
SS Manny Machado
CF Adam Jones
1B Chris Davis
DH Mark Trumbo
LF Nolan Reimold
2B Jonathan Schoop
C  Caleb Joseph
3B Ryan Flaherty

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