The last time the Orioles won more than six games in a row was April 22-May 1, 2005, during which time they won eight games in a row. They have a chance to make it seven straight today, which, if they somehow do, would mark back-to-back sweeps of the Yankees and Red Sox for the first time since 1970.
A lot has gone right for them to win six in a row. More will have to go Wright for them to win the seventh. Mike Wright is your starter today. The O's managed to get through three games without needing to use him even despite Brian Matusz being suspended. Speaking of whom, he's back. They went 7-1 without him. It would be some kind of sick cosmic occurrence if Matusz, in his first game back, was responsible for blowing this game somehow.
I don't expect that to happen if only because, after scoring 20 runs in the first two games of this series, the Orioles bats are kind of due to go quiet. Never mind that it's Adam Warren, a contact heavy, homer-prone pitcher who's not the sort of dude against whom bats should go quiet. They'll probably find a way. But maybe they won't find a way to lose and at the end of the day they'll have moved up in the standings once again.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Brett Gardner - LF||Manny Machado - 3B|
|Chase Headley - 3B||Jimmy Paredes - DH|
|Alex Rodriguez - DH||Adam Jones - CF|
|Mark Teixeira - 1B||Chris Davis - 1B|
|Garrett Jones - RF||Nolan Reimold - LF|
|Stephen Drew - 2B||Travis Snider - RF|
|Didi Gregorius - SS||J.J. Hardy - SS|
|John Ryan Murphy - C||Ryan Flaherty - 2B|
|Mason Williams - CF||Caleb Joseph - C|
|Adam Warren - RHP||Mike Wright - RHP|