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Sunday afternoon Orioles game thread: at Mariners, 4:10

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The high-flying Orioles look to follow up their win over Seattle Saturday and sidestep a 14th straight series loss.

Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The national nightmare came to an end Saturday, as the Orioles shook off an early Seattle run, took a lead midway through the game and built on it before coming away with an 8-4 win, halting their losing streak at 10.

Now, another skid could come to an end. The Orioles have lost 13 straight series, and they can keep that number from reaching 14 by earning their second win of this four-game set with the Mariners. Granted, it’s not the sexiest scenario, but beggars can’t be choosers, and a split is better than a loss.

For the record, the last time the Orioles won a series was April 24, when they got their second win in a three-game series with the White Sox.

The Orioles will give the ball to Gabriel Ynoa, who’s 0-4 with a 5.65 ERA. The hopes are that this will go better than his last outing, when he gave up six runs on seven hits and three home runs in 5.1 innings. The O’s ended up losing a squeaker, 16-2.

Seattle will counter with Yusei Kikuchi, who’s 3-5 with a 5.15 ERA. Kikuchi has been rocked in his last five starts, going 0-4 with a 10.35 ERA and an opponents’ batting average of .440. Those numbers would qualify as poor. There should be some runs in this game.

Orioles lineup

Hanser Alberto 3B

Trey Mancini 1B

Pedro Severino C

Renato Nunez DH

Jonathan Villar 2B

Dwight Smith Jr. LF

Anthony Santander RF

Keon Broxton CF

Richie Martin SS

  • Gabriel Ynoa RHP

Mariners lineup

Mallex Smith CF

J.P. Crawford SS

Domingo Santana RF

Daniel Vogelbach DH

Omar Narvaez C

Kyle Seager 3B

Austin Nola 1B

Mac Williamson LF

Dee Gordon 2B

  • Yusei Kikuchi LHP