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What's new: Since taking two of three from the Rays last week, the O's have won four of six, two by walkoff over the White Sox, and moved within 1½ games of first place. They lost RHP Bud Norris to injury however, and should find out today if 3B Manny Machado's appeal reduced his pending five-game suspension and when he'll start serving. OF/DH Nelson Cruz leads the majors with 64 RBIs and shares the home run lead with 24 as the O's rank among the AL's top offenses

Key stat: The Orioles have turned a major-league most 93 double plays (through Wednesday); the Rays have hit into a major-league co-leading 73.

Connections: O's OF/DH Delmon Young is a two-time former Ray, RHP Ryan Webb a Clearwater native, 1B Steve Pearce of Lakeland. Rays LHP Erik Bedard is an ex-Oriole.

Series history: Orioles lead 7-1 this season; 143-142 overall, 74-65 in Baltimore.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays-Orioles preview 06/26/14 [Last modified: Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:27pm]
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