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Orioles (46-51) vs. Astros (65-32)

Where: Camden Yards

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First pitch: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN, TBS/105.7 FM

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Dylan Bundy (9-8, 4.18 ERA) vs. Astros RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (7-2, 3.28 ERA)

What to watch

1. Reality check. The Orioles aren't likely to make any decisions about whether to buy or sell even if they end up getting swept today. The Astros are on another level, just like the Texas Rangers were a level below the previous four days. The question is whether the series loss to the Astros will put the Orioles in a funk as they head on the road for the coming week. They could use a positive before leaving town after today's game.

2. Bundy watch. Dylan Bundy has already thrown more innings than he has in any professional season, and whether he begins to tail off or continues with more starts like his last one — one earned run in six innings — will be worth watching. Bundy had been struggling before that outing, but one of his best games of the season lends hope that he can continue to pitch like that.

3. Lucky seven? Jonathan Schoop's RBI streak continued Saturday with his two-run homer in the fifth. He now has 15 RBIs during a streak of six games with at least one RBI. Can he make it seven in a row today to help the Orioles avoid a sweep?

Orioles lineup

CF Adam Jones

3B Manny Machado

2B Jonathan Schoop

RF Mark Trumbo

1B Chris Davis

LF Trey Mancini

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​​​​​​​C Caleb Joseph​

​​​​​​DH Hyun Soo Kim

SS Ruben Tejada

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