Orioles on deck: What to watch Friday vs. Angels, plus lineups, broadcast info and more

Orioles (23-57) vs. Angels (41-41)

Where: Camden Yards


First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 The Fan


Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP David Hess (2-4, 5.44 ERA) vs. Angels RHP Felix Peña (0-0, 5.40 ERA)

Relievers Ryan Meisinger and Paul Fry will join the Orioles on Friday to cover for a taxed bullpen.

What to watch

1. Stop the spiral. The Orioles are back on the skids, having lost five in a row to drop to 31 games out of first place. They’ve gone back to struggling offensively, scoring more than three runs just once during the losing streak.

2. Stop the spiral, part 2. The Angels were one of the stories of the American League early in the season, staying in at least a tie for first place on and off into mid-May. But they’ve gone 16-25 since they were last tied for the top spot in the AL West on May 14. That has sunk them to .500 for the first time this season just past the exact midpoint of their schedule.


3. Hess. David Hess has fallen on hard times with five earned runs in each of his past three starts. He preceded that slump with three straight quality starts, but has an 11.25 ERA over his three most recent outings.

Orioles lineup

LF Trey Mancini

CF Adam Jones

SS Manny Machado

DH Mark Trumbo

1B Chris Davis

RF Danny Valencia

2B Jonathan Schoop

3B Tim Beckham

C Chance Sisco

Angels lineup

RF Kole Calhoun

CF Mike Trout

LF Justin Upton

DH Albert Pujols

SS Andrelton Simmons

1B Luis Valbuena

2B Ian Kinsler

C Martín Maldonado

3B David Fletcher

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