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Orioles on deck: What to watch in Saturday's doubleheader vs. Rays, plus TV and more

Orioles (11-27) vs. Rays (15-20)

Where: Camden Yards

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First pitch: 3:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN2/105.7 The Fan

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Starting pitchers: Game 1 - Orioles RHP David Hess (NR) vs. Rays RHP Chris Archer (2-2, 5.32 ERA); Game 2 - Orioles RHP Alex Cobb (0-4, 7.61 ERA) vs. TBD

What to watch

1. Audition. David Hess makes his major league debut in his first start since pitching seven one-hit, scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts Tuesday for Triple-A Norfolk. He has a 2.12 ERA through six starts with the Tides. Buck Showalter said Saturday that Hess has the opportunity to stay if he pitches well. There is an opening with Chris Tillman's start to the season and the right-hander landing on the disabled list.

2. Machado-led. Manny Machado had two of the Orioles' four homers to go with six RBIs on Friday, as the Orioles produced nine runs. The now-healthy lineup is trending up with Machado leading the way as the Orioles look to increase their three-game winning streak to four or five.

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3. Cobb. The Orioles have seen the Alex Cobb they thought they were getting with quality starts in each of his first two outings this month. He pitches against his former team again, after allowing five runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Rays on April 25.

Game 1

Orioles lineup

LF Trey Mancini

CF Adam Jones

SS Manny Machado

2B Jonathan Schoop

1B Chris Davis

DH Mark Trumbo

C Chance Sisco

RF Anthony Santander

3B Jace Peterson

Rays lineup

LF Denard Span

DH C.J. Cron

2B Joey Wendle

3B Matt Duffy

1B Brad Miller

SS Adeiny Hechavarria

CF Mallex Smith

RF Carlos Gómez

C Jesus Sucre

Game 2

Orioles lineup

LF Trey Mancini

CF Adam Jones

SS Manny Machado

2B Jonathan Schoop

1B Chris Davis

RF Mark Trumbo

DH Danny Valencia

3B Jace Peterson

C Caleb Joseph

Rays lineup

DH Denard Span

1B C.J. Cron

3B Joey Wendle

C Wilson Ramos

2B Brad Miller

SS Daniel Robertson

CF Mallex Smith

RF Carlos Gómez

LF Johnny Field

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