THREE-GAME SERIES AT CAMDEN YARDS
All games on FSN and 830-AM
Friday 6:05 p.m.: RHP Jose Berrios (2-1, 2.30 ERA) vs. RHP Alex Cobb (0-0, 3.18)
Saturday 6:05 p.m.: LHP Martin Perez (1-0, 5.02) vs. RHP Dan Straily (1-1, 10.24)
Sunday 12:05 p.m.: RHP Kyle Gibson (0-0, 7.36) vs. RHP Dylan Bundy (0-2, 7.79)
The Twins are beginning a two-week stretch where they play only the Orioles and Astros. After three games in Baltimore, they head to Houston for three games with the AL West leaders. Then both teams visit Target Field. … The Twins went 6-1 vs. Baltimore in 2018, including 2-1 at Camden Yards to open the season. Berrios pitched a three-hit shutout in a 7-0 victory last April 1. … 2B Jonathan Schoop broke a 0-for-15 streak with a second-inning single Thursday. He added another single in the ninth inning as he prepares for his return to Baltimore, where he played from 2013 until last July. … DH Nelson Cruz played for the Orioles in 2014, blasting 40 home runs.
The Orioles (8-12) got to Baltimore well after the Twins did, after winning at Tampa Bay 6-5 in 11 innings Thursday night. 1B Chris Davis did not start any of the games vs. the Rays, but the two-time home run champion singled and scored in the 11th inning Thursday, getting his average up to .109. Saturday, he ended his 0-for-54 streak — a major league record for a position player — with a two-run single at Boston. … IF/OF Trey Mancini is batting .600 with two homers and seven runs scored in first innings. … Orioles catchers have thrown out 64.2% of runners attempting to steal, the best in the majors. … Brandon Hyde is the Orioles' 20th manager.
La VELLE E. NEAL III