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Game 38: Tigers (23-12) @ Orioles (20-17)

The O's are trying to rebound from a heartbreaker. Kevin Gausman will make his 2014 Major League debut against Detroit's former Cy Young award winner, Justin Verlander.

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So, last night kinda sucked. But let's look at the bright side, and roll that in to today. Both starting pitchers have looked very good against this Detroit lineup. With the way the O's bats have looked, they will need a similar performance from the young starter Kevin Gausman today. He has had injury woes this season and is working on just three days rest. What could go wrong? Should be quite the spec-tacle. Ya know, because Gausman wears glasses now.


RHP Kevin Gausman, Orioles

2014 stats (Norfolk): 6 G, 0-1, 2.08 ERA, 26.0 IP, 23 H, 14 BB, 26 SO, .242 BAA, 1.42 WHIP

RHP Justin Verlander, Tigers

2014 stats: 8 G, 4-2, 2.67 ERA, 54.0 IP, 50 H, 21 BB, 43 SO, .244 BAA, 1.31 WHIP


RF Nick Markakis (L) LF Rajai Davis (R)
3B Manny Machado (R) 2B Ian Kinsler (R)
CF Adam Jones (R) 1B Miguel Cabrera (R)
1B Chris Davis (L) DH Victor Martinez (S)
DH Nelson Cruz (R) RF J.D. Martinez (R)
SS J.J. Hardy (R) CF Austin Jackson (R)
C Steve Clevenger (L) 3B Don Kelly (L)
2B Jonathan Schoop (R) C Bryan Holaday (R)
LF David Lough (L) SS Danny Worth (R)