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Sunday afternoon Orioles game thread: vs Blue Jays, 1:05

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The Orioles look to bounce back from a difficult doubleheader and force a series split.

MLB: Game Two-Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles Daniel Kucin Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

The Orioles played a pair of bizarre games yesterday that did not end in their favor. Today, the Birds look to bounce back and force a series split

Zac Lowther takes the hill against a tough Toronto lineup. Lowther limited the Royals to just one run in six innings of work his last time out. The outing marked his first start for Baltimore since May 8 and the first quality start of his career. Lowther, like many other Orioles, is playing for a spot with the club next season.

The Orioles will face former Mets product Steven Matz. Toronto is battling for a playoff spot, and they need to hold serve in the wild car race. A Series split would represent a failure on Toronto’s part and a nice step for a young Baltimore club.

The Orioles have recalled Eric Hanhold and optioned Manny Barrera after yesterday’s doubleheader. Matt Harvey has been transferred to the 60-Day injured list.

Orioles Lineup

Cedric Mullins CF

Ryan Mountcastle 1B

Austin Hays RF

Anthony Santander DH

Ramón Urías 2B

Ryan McKenna LF

Jorge Mateo SS

Kelvin Gutiérrez 3B

Austin Wynns C

Starter: LHP Zac Lowther