Orioles on deck: What to watch Sunday vs. Blue Jays

Orioles (39-28) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (39-32)

Where: Camden Yards


First pitch: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN, WJZ/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Chris Tillman (9-1, 2.87 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RHP Marcus Stroman (6-2, 4.76 ERA)

What to watch

1. Simply 10. Chris Tillman takes the mound today going for his 10th win of the season. It would be the earliest Tillman reached double digits in victories, beating his previous mark of June 30, 2013 by 11 days. In 2013, Tillman went 16-7. Right now, he's on pace for a career-high 22 wins (should he start 35 games). Can Tillman keep his early roll going by winning his ninth straight decision?

2. First things first. A win Saturday ensured the Orioles would still be ahead of the Blue Jays in the American League East when this series ends today. But it didn't mean the Orioles will be alone in first place come Monday. The Boston Red Sox are a game back, and the Blue Jays are two behind. Will the Orioles hold onto their lead before stepping out of the division for one game in Texas and two against the San Diego Padres?

3. Missing the Mark. Mark Trumbo ended Saturday's game still alone atop the AL and tied for the major league lead with 20 homers, despite having not hit one while batting .184 over his past nine games. It marks the second-longest home run drought of the season for Trumbo, who went 10 games without one in April. Can Trumbo run into one today against Marcus Stroman?

Orioles lineup

CF Adam Jones
LF Hyun Soo Kim
RF Mark Trumbo
1B Chris Davis
C Matt Wieters
2B Jonathan Schoop
DH Pedro Alvarez
SS J.J. Hardy
3B Ryan Flaherty