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Friday night Orioles game thread: vs. Indians, 7:05

After winning their last series against the Twins, the Orioles look to get their first set against Cleveland off to a good start.

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For the first time in a while, the Orioles can be feeling good about things.

After a 14-game losing streak that became their longest skid in over 30 years and invited comparisons to the infamous 1988 season, Baltimore righted the ship with a series win against the Minnesota Twins.

Now they get a chance to build on that momentum. Baltimore gets its first series with the Cleveland Indians started tonight, with Keegan Akin getting the ball for the O's. Akin is making his second start, and is 0-0 with a 4.80 ERA.

Jean Carlos Mejia makes his first start for Cleveland, having made three scoreless relief appearances. He's fanned seven in five innings.

Indians lineup

1. Cesar Hernandez 2B

2. Amed Rosario SS

3. Jose Ramirez 3B

4. Harold Ramirez RF

5. Eddie Rosario LF

6. Owen Miller DH

7. Josh Naylor 1B

8. Austin Hedges C

9. Bradley Zimmer CF

RHP Jean Carlos Mejia

Orioles lineup

1. Cedric Mullins CF

2. Trey Mancini 1B

3. Anthony Santander RF

4. Freddy Galvis SS

5. Ryan Mountcastle DH

6. DJ Stewart LF

7. Maikel Franco 3B

8. Stevie Wilkerson 2B

9. Pedro Severino C

LHP Keegan Akin