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Saturday gamethread: Doubleheader game 1, vs Rays @ 3:05

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David Hess is making his major league debut as the Orioles are trying to win their fourth game in a row. Things are kind of exciting in Birdland!

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Don't look now, but the Orioles are going streaking! Yes, three wins in a row isn't very many, but it's more than they've had any other time this year and they look to build on it today with the first of two games in a single-admission doubleheader. I think they can to do it, too. What is this...optimism? I don't recognize this feeling.

The starting pitcher in today's game is David Hess, making his major league debut. Hess was drafted by the Orioles in the fifth round of the 2014 draft and has been impressive at triple-A Norfolk this year pitching to a 2.12 ERA over six starts. His last start was Tuesday when he pitched seven shutout innings with just one hit, one walk, and 10 strikeouts.

Here's to hoping that Hess has a great major league debut, but even if he does, don't expect him to pitch very deep into the game. He's going on short rest, so recent call up Jimmy Yacabonis is set to relieve him when the time comes.

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Denard Span - LF Trey Mancini - LF
C.J. Cron - DH Adam Jones - CF
Joey Wendle - 2B Manny Machado - SS
Matt Duffy - 3B Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Brad Miller - 1B Chris Davis - 1B
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Mark Trumbo - DH
Mallex Smith - CF Chance Sisco - C
Carlos Gomez - RF Anthony Santander - RF
Jesus Sucre - C Jace Peterson - 3B
Chris Archer - RHP David Hess - RHP
Let's go O's!