Hammel, Orioles try to break streaks against Yankees

Hammel, Orioles try to break streaks against Yankees
July 7, 2013, 7:15 am
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Today’s Game:

Baltimore Orioles (48-40) vs. New York Yankees (48-39) 1:05 p.m. Yankee Stadium

Starting pitchers:

Jason Hammel (7-5, 5.19) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (7-6, 2.95)

Keys to the game:

Hammel hasn’t won in his last six starts with three losses and three no-decisions. The Orioles have lost all six. See a pattern?

Before Saturday’s game, manager Buck Showalter reiterated that Jim Johnson was his closer. We’ll see if he calls on him if needed—or looks elsewhere.

News and Notes:

  • The Orioles are on a three-game losing streak.
  • In the first two losses to the Yankees, the Orioles didn’t score a run in the last seven innings on Friday and last five on Saturday.
  • With Chris Davis, J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones all starting in the All-Star Game, the Orioles are the only team to have three starters.