The winning streak may be over, but the Orioles have still won five of their last six and eight of their last eleven. That will get you places other than last. Of course, those wins all came against teams below the .500 mark, so division-leading Detroit is a much tougher challenge to tackle.
For some more thoughts on tonight's game, check out my game preview.
The weather is starting to heat up in Baltimore. Will that mean more home run balls flying into the Camden Yards stands? We could see some of that tonight with homer-prone Bud Norris on the mound, although his biggest probem is lefties and the Tigers are only sending out three of those. Then again, when you've got righties like Miguel Cabrera, who needs lefties to do damage, anyway?
|DETROIT TIGERS||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Ian Kinsler - 2B||Nick Markakis - RF|
|Torii Hunter - RF||Manny Machado - 3B|
|Miguel Cabrera - 1B||Adam Jones - CF|
|Victor Martinez - DH||Chris Davis - 1B|
|Austin Jackson - CF||Nelson Cruz - LF|
|N. Castellanos - 3B||J.J. Hardy - SS|
|Alex Avila - C||Steve Clevenger - C|
|Andrew Romine - SS||Delmon Young - DH|
|Rajai Davis - LF||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Rick Porcello - RHP||Bud Norris - RHP|