Orioles on deck: What to watch Tuesday vs. Yankees

Josh Land
Contact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun
What to watch during tonight's Orioles-Yankees game.

Orioles (14-10) vs. New York Yankees (8-15)

Where: Camden Yards

First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Chris Tillman (2-1, 3.24 ERA) vs. Yankees RHP Luis Severino (0-3, 6.86 ERA)

What to watch

1. Hardy-less times. The Orioles will again have to be without shortstop J.J. Hardy with the infield wiz's latest injury expected to keep him out at least a month. With Ryan Flaherty back with the big club, will the Orioles' infield defense remain strong with a different alignment?

2. Pinstripe panic. Since a 4-2 start, the Yankees have lost 13 of 17 games, including five in a row. They come to Baltimore with the second-fewest runs (81) and the second-worst ERA (4.79) in the American League. Can the Orioles keep the Yankees down in their first meeting of 2016?

3. Till we meet again. Chris Tillman carries two straight strong outings into tonight's start against the Yankees. The Orioles' Opening Day starter has allowed two runs while striking out 13 in 12 2/3 innings. Can Tillman make it three quality starts in a row?

Orioles lineup

LF Joey Rickard
SS Manny Machado
CF Adam Jones
1B Chris Davis
RF Mark Trumbo
C Matt Wieters
DH Pedro Alvarez
2B Jonathan Schoop
3B Ryan Flaherty

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