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Tuesday night Orioles game thread: vs. Twins, 7:05

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It’s Bruce Zimmermann’s turn to play stopper tonight against Minnesota as the O’s losing streak continues to drag on.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals
Bruce Zimmermann delivers a pitch against the Nationals.
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If you’re the Orioles, something has to give. In the throes of a 14-game losing streak, Baltimore will look to left-hander Bruce Zimmermann to set the tempo as tonight’s starter. He pitched well in his last start, a no-decision against the White Sox, when he allowed one run over five innings with six strikeouts and one walk.

Historically, the Twins’ starting pitcher Michael Pineda has not fared well at Camden Yards. In six career starts in Baltimore, the imposing right-hander has a 6.14 ERA in 29.1 innings. So far this year with the Twins, Pineda has maintained a personal best 6.4 H/9 through 44.2 innings pitched. His career mark in that category is 8.5. Pineda’s strikeouts are up too, as he’s averaging 9.5 SO/9. He spent some time on the injured list last month for an abscess but pitched well in his first game back, which happened to be against the O’s on May 26, when he threw six innings of one-run ball.

As far as the Orioles’ lineup, Trey Mancini continues to occupy the designated hitter spot. Manager Brandon Hyde will deploy Freddy Galvis in the cleanup spot, and Pedro Severino is behind the plate tonight and batting ninth.

Orioles lineup

  1. Cedric Mullins CF
  2. Trey Mancini DH
  3. Anthony Santander RF
  4. Freddy Galvis SS
  5. DJ Stewart LF
  6. Ryan Mountcastle 1B
  7. Maikel Franco 3B
  8. Stevie Wilkerson 2B
  9. Pedro Severino C

LHP Bruce Zimmermann

Twins lineup

  1. Kyle Garlick CF
  2. Josh Donaldson 3B
  3. Nelson Cruz DH
  4. Mitch Garver C
  5. Alex Kirilloff LF
  6. Jorge Polanco 2B
  7. Miguel Sanó 1B
  8. Willians Astudillo RF
  9. Andrelton Simmons SS

RHP Michael Pineda