All the Orioles need to return to .500 and leave Canada with a road series win is to win a game started by Ubaldo Jimenez. Yeah, I know, I just wanted to get that one out of the way right at the beginning. Do not look to hope. It has forsaken these lands.
But still, even though they're below .500, the Orioles are also just 4.5 games out of the AL East lead and 2.5 games shy of a wild card spot. If they can finish strong heading into the All-Star break, it will feel like they are going somewhere good. Whether they will actually be going somewhere good, or whether they're even capable of finishing strong into the break, are both different stories entirely.
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||TORONTO BLUE JAYS|
|Joey Rickard - LF||Jose Bautista - RF|
|Manny Machado - 3B||Russell Martin - C|
|Jonathan Schoop - 2B||Josh Donaldson - 3B|
|Adam Jones - CF||Justin Smoak - 1B|
|Mark Trumbo - DH||Kendrys Morales - DH|
|Trey Mancini - 1B||Troy Tulowitzki - SS|
|Welington Castillo - C||Ezequiel Carrera - LF|
|Craig Gentry - RF||Kevin Pillar - CF|
|Ruben Tejada - SS||Ryan Goins - 2B|
|Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP||J.A. Happ - LHP|