Orioles (53-38) vs. New York Yankees (46-46)

Where: Yankee Stadium


First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Vance Worley (2-0, 2.87 ERA) vs. Yankees RHP Nathan Eovaldi (7-6, 5.11 ERA)

What to watch

1. Situational problem: The Orioles have scored just five runs with 20 hits, 22 strikeouts and eight walks over their past three games. They're still hitting homers with at least one in nine straight games, but are struggling with runners in scoring position. They have gone 0-for-14 in those situations over the past three games. Can the Orioles come up with some much-needed clutch hits tonight against Nathan Eovaldi?

2. Starting Vanimal: Vance Worley makes his first start since opening the season in the Orioles rotation. He allowed eight runs (six earned) in 10 2/3 innings over two starts before moving to the bullpen. In 18 appearances in relief, Worley has gone 1-0 with a 2.23 ERA. Will Worley replicate that bullpen success as a member of the rotation?

3. Pen pals: The Orioles bullpen has held opponents to two runs (one earned) in 18 innings over the past six games for a 0.50 ERA. With Worley and Dylan Bundy now starting and Ubaldo Jimenez relieving, can the bullpen continue that impressive run with its new makeup?

Orioles lineup

CF Adam Jones
LF Joey Rickard
3B Manny Machado
RF Mark Trumbo
2B Jonathan Schoop
DH Pedro Alvarez
SS J.J. Hardy
C  Caleb Joseph
1B Ryan Flaherty

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