Orioles on deck: What to watch Sunday vs. Yankees

Orioles (4-0) vs. Yankees (1-4)

Where: Camden Yards


First pitch: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 FM

Starting pitchers: Orioles LHP Wade Miley (NR) vs. Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

What to watch

1. Last of the unbeatens. Only four games into the season, the Orioles have ensured they will be the last major league team to suffer a loss in 2017. They hold that distinction for the second straight year, as they opened 2016 with seven straight wins for the best start in club history. Yes, it's just four games. But it has been an interesting four games. Timely hitting and excellent relief pitching have made up for a low batting average and three so-so starts thus far. Will the Orioles make it 5-0 this afternoon?

2. Sunday lineup. Buck Showalter has said he wanted to get everyone a start before leaving for the club's first road trip. That means along with an unblemished bullpen, the Orioles will have one heck of a bench to turn to if the game is close in the mid-to-late innings. Will be interesting to get looks at Caleb Joseph and Craig Gentry in their first real game action of the season.

3. Lefty-lefty. The Orioles go for the sweep in a matchup between veteran left-handers. CC Sabathia will be going for a second straight good start to begin his season while Wade Miley comes off the disabled list to make his first start of the year. The Orioles have always been a favorite opponent for Sabathia, who had a 2.30 ERA against them in five starts last season. The Yankees have always been unkind to Miley, who has a 5.58 ERA in seven career starts against them.

Orioles lineup

LF Craig Gentry
CF Adam Jones
3B Manny Machado
RF Mark Trumbo
1B Chris Davis
DH Trey Mancini
2B Jonathan Schoop
SS J.J. Hardy
C  Caleb Joseph