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GameThread for Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays, June 9, 2016 7:07 PM EDT

Tyler Wilson for the O's. Marcus Stroman for the Jays. Let's go!

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I am really liking the month of June so far. The rain of May is a distant memory. It has been warm, but not too warm. It's getting to be that time to start heading down the ocean just about every weekend. Oh yeah...and the Orioles are absolutely KILLING it right now.

Through the month's first eight days, the O's are 7-1. Manny Machado has punched a dope of a pitcher. The team is 1.5 games ahead of the Red Sox in the division. And Chris Tillman is pitching like he wants make a trip to San Diego for the All-Star game in July. I could get used to this.

Tonight, it's some bird on bird action as the Orioles fly north to take on the Blue Jays. Without a doubt, the O's are feeling it right now, and this is a team they have had beef with in the past. Plus, they have their own feisty, young fireballer on the mound tonight. So, this could be an interesting four-game set.

Anytime you beat the Blue Jays is a good time. Let's hope this game is one of those times!

Today's Lineups

Adam Jones - CF Jose Bautista - RF
Hyun Soo Kim - LF Josh Donaldson - 3B
Manny Machado - SS Edwin Encarnacion - DH
Chris Davis - 1B Michael Saunders - LF
Mark Trumbo - RF Justin Smoak - 1B
Matt Wieters - C Russell Martin - C
Pedro Alvarez - DH Kevin Pillar - CF
Jonathan Schoop - 2B Devon Travis - 2B
Ryan Flaherty - 3B Darwin Barney - SS
Tyler Wilson - RHP Marcus Stroman - RHP