Norris tries for two great starts in a row

Norris tries for two great starts in a row
June 14, 2014, 9:15 am
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(Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports)

Today’s Game:

Toronto Blue Jays (40-29) vs. Baltimore Orioles (34-32), Oriole Park, Baltimore, 4:05 p.m.

Starting pitchers:

R.A. Dickey (6-4, 4.20) vs. Bud Norris (5-5, 3.94)

Keys to the Game:

Can Norris pitch as well as he did in his last start? Norris allowed just three hits in eight innings on Monday against the Red Sox.

Can the Orioles hit Dickey? While the knuckleballer is 2-4 with a 4.66 ERA against them, he nearly no-hit the Orioles in June 2012.

News and Notes:

Current Blue Jays batters have a .319 average against Norris.

Adam Jones is just 3-for-19 against Dickey.

The Orioles have been shut out six times this season, twice against Toronto and twice in the last four games.

Jose Bautista has reached base in 66 of his 69 games this season.