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Monday night Orioles game thread: at Athletics, 10:07

It’s out of the frying pan and into the fire as the Orioles go from being swept to kicking off a West Coast trip.

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How do you move on from being swept? And by a division nemesis, no less?

Hopping on a plane and flying 3,000 miles away is a good start.

The Orioles didn’t have much time to sit and stew over their rough series with the Red Sox, and the particularly rough finale to said series. They were due to start a series with the Oakland Athletics the next day, and tonight will kick off a six-game West Coast swing featuring three games with the A’s and three with the Seattle Mariners.

Andrew Cashner gets the ball for the O’s, and takes a 6-2 record and 4.73 ERA into the start. There’s a bit of a question mark with Cashner, who missed Friday’s start with a blister on his right hand. The indications all along have been that it wouldn’t cause him to miss much time, but it’s worth watching to see how he holds up and how effective he is.

The A’s will counter with Mike Fiers, who is 6-3 with a 4.63 ERA. He’s pitched to a 3.02 ERA over his last nine starts - a stretch that includes his May 7 no-hitter against Cincinnati - and has done well in his career against the Orioles, going 3-1 with an ERA of 2.08 in four starts. He allowed two runs in six innings against Tampa Bay in his last start, and hasn’t allowed more than three runs in an outing since April 20.

Here’s hoping the fans that stay up and tune in get the hat trick: a good game, an Orioles win, and as little Mychal Givens as possible.

Orioles lineup

Jonathan Villar SS

Anthony Santander LF

Trey Mancini RF

Chance Sisco C

Pedro Severino DH

Rio Ruiz 3B

Hanser Alberto 2B

Chris Davis 1B

Stevie Wilkerson CF

  • Andrew Cashner RHP

Athletics lineup

Marcus Semien SS

Matt Chapman 3B

Matt Olson 1B

Khris Davis DH

Ramon Laureano CF

Robbie Grossman LF

Stephen Piscotty RF

Jurickson Profar 2B

Josh Phegley C

  • Mike Fiers RHP