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Tuesday night Orioles game thread: at Blue Jays, 7:07

After dropping the first game of their series Monday, the O’s will try to draw even with the Jays tonight.

Los Angeles Angels v Baltimore Orioles Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

Monday’s series opener in Toronto didn’t go too well for the Orioles.

Here’s hoping Tuesday fares a little better.

Monday saw the Orioles fall victim to one of the American League’s best hitters, as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 37th and 38th bombs in a 7-3 victory. Ryan Mountcastle tried to help the O’s keep pace with his 25th home run, but when a potential MVP candidate is feeling it at the plate, chances are you’re not getting through the game without some bruises.

Fortunately, tomorrow - or, now, today - is another day, and with it comes another chance for the Orioles to beat their Canadian counterparts. Hyun Jin Ryu will get the ball for Toronto, sporting a 12-7 record with a 3.88 ERA. He’s 3-0 against the Birds with a 2.89 ERA.

Meanwhile, the Orioles are going with...oh God, Keegan Akin. There goes the optimism. Akin is 1-8 this season, with a 7.26 ERA. He’s 0-1 against the Jays, with a 12.46 ERA. Oh boy.

Orioles lineup

1. Cedric Mullins CF

2. Ryan Mountcastle 1B

3. Austin Hays RF

4. Anthony Santander DH

5. Ramon Urias 3B

6. Pedro Severino C

7. Jorge Mateo SS

8. Ryan McKenna LF

9. Jahmai Jones 2B

LHP Keegan Akin

Blue Jays lineup

1. George Springer DH

2. Marcus Semien 2B

3. Vladimir Guerrero 1B

4. Bo Bichette SS

5. Teoscar Hernandez RF

6. Lourdes Gurriel LF

7. Randal Grichuk CF

8. Kevin Smith 3B

9. Danny Jansen C

LHP Hyun Jin Ryu