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Saturday afternoon Orioles game thread: at Blue Jays, 3:07

The road losing streak is a thing of the past. Is it now time to start a road winning streak? Maybe that’s a little bold, but weirder things have happened.

Houston Astros v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

When the Orioles won and ended a 14-game losing streak back on June 1, they won five of their next six games.

Now that they’ve ended a 20-game road losing streak, thanks to some late drama Friday night, is it time for a similar reversal of fortune, and for the Orioles to turn into the same team that made itself perfectly at home on the road at the start of the season?

Probably not. This is still a bad team, one that is on pace to go 51-111. But it’s definitely good to have that monkey off the back.

The Orioles will try to make it two in a row in a battle of lefties. Going for the Orioles is Keegan Akin, who’s 0-3 with a 6.42 ERA. He’s had a rough go of it over his last three starts, pitching to an ERA of 10.91 and failing to make it past the fifth in two of them. He’ll look for a bounce-back effort in his first time facing Toronto’s vaunted lineup.

Toronto will give the ball to Hyun Jin Ryu, who’s 6-4 with a 3.25 ERA. Ryu, meanwhile, has been steady in his last three starts (3.32 ERA), and he was excellent against Baltimore in his last start, allowing one run on three hits in seven innings as Toronto won 7-4. The lone blemish was a Trey Mancini home run.

Orioles lineup

1. Cedric Mullins CF

2. Trey Mancini 1B

3. Ryan Mountcastle DH

4. Anthony Santander RF

5. Austin Hays LF

6. Freddy Galvis SS

7. Maikel Franco 3B

8. Pedro Severino C

9. Pat Valaika 2B

LHP Keegan Akin

Blue Jays lineup

1. Marcus Semien 2B

2. Bo Bichette SS

3. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B

4. Teoscar Hernandez RF

5. George Springer CF

6. Randal Grichuk DH

7. Lourdes Gurriel LF

8. Santiago Espinal 3B

9. Reese McGuire C

LHP Hyun Jin Ryu