Orioles on deck: What to watch Thursday at Athletics

Orioles (63-50) vs. Athletics (51-63)


First pitch: 3:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Chris Tillman (14-4, 3.50 ERA) vs. Athletics RHP Andrew Triggs (0-0, 5.35 ERA)

What to watch

1. Can the Orioles score today? In three games against the Oakland A's on this road trip, the O's have scored a grand total of three runs. Can they score enough to snap their three-game losing streak?

2. Who will break out against the A's? In the last game of the road series against the Chicago White Sox, Manny Machado hit three home run in his first three at-bats.

3. Can the O's regain control of the American League East? Toronto is ahead by one game now and just about everyone, including the Blue Jays pitchers, is getting hot right now.

Orioles lineup

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

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