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Sunday afternoon Orioles game thread: at Indians, 1:10

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Baltimore will look for the bats to wake up as it chases a series split with the Tribe.

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In one of the funniest lines from Major League, broadcaster Harry Doyle is summing up an Indians’ loss and is baffled by what he finds.

“For the Indians, one run on, let’s see, one hit...that’s all we got? One (expletive) hit?”

Well, the Orioles were in that boat Saturday (against Cleveland, humorously enough), one-hit in a 4-1 loss to the Indians. Fortunately for them, they get another shot today, with a chance to come away with a series split against a team most figure to be a contender in the American League Central.

The Orioles will try to find some life in the bats against Indians righthander Shane Bieber. The 23-year-old is 2-2 with a 3.81 ERA, and has whiffed 54 batters in 49.2 innings. He’s also had terrific control, walking 13 batters and posting a 1.087 WHIP, so Baltimore hitters shouldn’t expect him to help them much.

There are not too many surprises to the Orioles’ lineup. The top five of Villar, Smith, Mancini, Davis and Wilkerson remains the same, though Villar will play shortstop as Hanser Alberto gets the start at second over Richie Martin.

Baltimore will counter with Yefry Ramirez, who is making his first start of a season spent largely at Triple-A Norfolk. Ramirez started four games and had a 1.50 ERA there, but has made only three appearances with the Orioles this season, posting a 5.14 ERA.

Orioles lineup

Jonathan Villar SS

Dwight Smith Jr. LF

Trey Mancini RF

Chris Davis 1B

Stevie Wilkerson CF

Renato Nunez DH

Rio Ruiz 3B

Hanser Alberto 2B

Austin Wynns C

  • Yefry Ramirez RHP

Indians lineup

Francisco Lindor SS

Jason Kipnis 2B

Carlos Santana 1B

Carlos Gonzalez LF

Jose Ramirez 3B

Jake Bauers DH

Roberto Perez C

Leonys Martin CF

Oscar Mercado RF

  • Shane Bieber RHP