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Orioles on deck: What to watch Wednesday vs. Rays

Orioles (13-6) vs. Rays (11-11)

Where: Camden Yards

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First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 FM

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Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Dylan Bundy (3-1, 1.37 ERA) vs. Rays RHP Alex Cobb (1-2, 4.88 ERA)

What to watch

1. Bats are due. The Orioles are batting just .205 while averaging 2.6 runs over their past eight games. Thanks to the pitching, they're still 5-3 during that stretch. But when will the offense begin to break out? Rays starter Alex Cobb might help with that if he continues his recent slide. Since a solid opener, he has allowed four runs in each of his past three starts.

2. Bundy's turn. Dylan Bundy has surrendered more than one run once in four starts and has a 1.37 ERA overall. He has pitched 13 scoreless innings, striking out nine and walking two over his past two starts. See if he can keep it going against the Rays.

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3. Perfection at risk. The Orioles have yet to lose a series this season, having won five and split one so far. In the process, they've put together an 11-5 record against the division. Can the Orioles keep their unblemished record in series intact?

Orioles lineup 

RF Seth Smith
CF Adam Jones
3B Manny Machado
1B Chris Davis
DH Mark Trumbo
C Welington Castillo
LF Hyun Soo Kim
2B Jonathan Schoop
SS Ryan Flaherty

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