The Orioles made a roster move before Tuesday's game swapping out left-handed relievers. The club called up Donnie Hart from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned Vidal Nuño.
Nuño allowed five runs in two-thirds of an inning in Monday's 12-0 loss.
Hart has allowed three hits while striking out eight and walking one in 4 2/3 scoreless innings during his latest stint with the Tides.
What to watch
1. One-game blip or just the start? The Orioles were three-hit by Corey Kluber on Monday night in a 12-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The question now is whether the Orioles were just being stifled by a former Cy Young winner, or is it the start of a slump. The Orioles had averaged 6.0 runs and 10.5 hits per game over their previous eight games. With struggling right-hander Josh Tomlin on the mound, it should be a good indicator.
2. Speaking of struggling right-handers. Since allowing six runs in 15 1/3 innings over his first three starts, Chris Tillman has not held a team to fewer than four runs in a game. He has an 11.51 ERA over his past five starts with 40 hits allowed and 12 walks in 20 1/3 innings. Tillman saw some positives in his last game, an improvement from perhaps the worst outing of his career. But he still gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings at the Chicago White Sox.
3. Putting the O in Jones. Adam Jones is on an upswing, reaching base in eight straight games. During that stretch, he's batting .355/.394/.516 with a triple, a homer and three RBIs. That has brought his season average up from .252 to .265.