Orioles trying to rebound from horrible loss

Orioles trying to rebound from horrible loss
September 21, 2013, 11:45 am
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Today’s Game:

Baltimore Orioles (81-72) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (84-69), Tropicana Field, 1:05 p.m.

Starting pitchers:

Miguel Gonzalez (10-7, 3.92) vs. Alex Cobb (9-3, 3.02)

Keys to the game:

How will the 18-inning game that ended about 11 hours before the start of this game affect the Orioles?

Will Gonzalez have any ill effects from his strained groin? Gonzalez left Sunday’s game in the sixth inning when his right groin tightened.

News and Notes:

Gonzalez is 2-0 with an 0.92 ERA in three starts at Tropicana Field. He’s held the Rays to a .142 batting average.

Cobb is 2-0 with a 2.04 ERA in three starts against the Orioles.

The Orioles added two pitchers to help out the bullpen, Mike Belfiore and Zach Britton.

As play begins, the Orioles are 2 ½ games behind Cleveland for the second wild-card spot with nine to play. They’re three behind the Rays.