Don't talk too loudly or you might scare off the sweep. The Orioles don't really do sweeps. They only got one earlier this year by virtue of one game of a three-game series being postponed due to rain. They can win two games in a row against the same team any time. It's winning that third one that's the real problem. That's what they'll try to do tonight with the Rays starting David Price.
Check out the game preview by Tyler Young for some more thoughts on the lineups and starters. Can Ubaldo Jimenez put together two good starts in a row? That would go a long way towards helping the Orioles get that sweep.
Oh, it's another day for Caleb Joseph to shine. Maybe tonight he can get his first big league hit? His wife is there to witness it. The stars have aligned. A victory for him is a victory for all the minor league grinders everywhere.
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Ben Zobrist - 2B|
|Manny Machado - 3B||D. Jennings - CF|
|Nelson Cruz - LF||Matt Joyce - LF|
|Adam Jones - CF||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|Matt Wieters - DH||James Loney - 1B|
|J.J. Hardy - SS||Wil Myers - RF|
|Steve Pearce - 1B||David DeJesus - DH|
|Jonathan Schoop - 2B||Yunel Escobar - SS|
|Caleb Joseph - C||Jose Molina - C|
|Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP||David Price - LHP|