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