BLUE JAYS vs ORIOLES Watch Live Stream Online & Listen: Live Coverage from Camden Yards Baltimore
The Toronto Blue Jays (44-47) look to stay relevant in the American League East five-way playoff hunt when they take on the Baltimore Orioles (51-42) in the first of three games at Camden Yards. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 in a game that can be live streamed here. Blue Jays fans can listen to the game on SN590 while Orioles fans can to the same on 1090 WBAL.
The first order of business for the Blue Jays and their left-handed starter Mark Buehrle (5-5, 4.50 ERA) will be controlling Chris Davis, who hit his MLB-best 34th home run of the season last night against the Texas Rangers.
The good news for Buehrle is that Davis has mostly feasted on right handed pitching, while he's hit .259 against lefties. Still, the soft-tossing Buehrle has other problems to contend with in Baltimore's ferocious batting order, including third baseman Manny Machado and center fielder Adam Jones.
Pitching might be the least of Toronto's concerns though. The Jays have lost 11 of their last 17 games following an 11-game winning streak and haven't homered in their last three games despite having Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion in the heart of the order.
"We didn't hit a home run in the series. When you look at it, when we win, we hit home runs. Our bats have gone cold in the last week. We've had some spurts but overall we're not swinging it real well." The numbers back Gibbons up; Toronto is 12-22 when not homering this season.
They will face Chris Tillman (10-3, 3.92 ERA) of the Orioles tonight, who has shown some susceptibility to the long ball in 2013. Before losing to the Yankees in his last start, Tillman was on a three-game winning streak. He has pitched well against the Blue of late, going 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA in his last three starts.