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Up next for Rays: at Orioles

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Orioles

Tonight-Thursday

What's new: An injury to Adam Loewen and a doubleheader Saturday in Chicago left the Orioles scrambling for pitching, with Garrett Olson expected to be called up to start tonight and an unknown to pitch Wednesday. Like the Rays, the Orioles are playing unexpectedly well, coming from behind to win close games, and have a rebuilt bullpen that is exceeding expectations.

Key stat: In 22 games against Tampa Bay, ex-Ray Aubrey Huff has a .325 average, eight HRs and 18 RBIs. In his other 152 games for the Orioles, he is hitting .268 (148-for-553) with 10 HRs and 70 RBIs.

Connections: Orioles RHP Steve Trachsel is an ex-Ray. Tampa Bay LHP Kurt Birkins spent the past two seasons in Baltimore.

Series history: Rays lead 3-2 this season; Orioles lead 95-78 overall and 51-34 at Camden Yards.

Marc Topkin,
Times staff writer

Up next for Rays: at Orioles 04/28/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 2:53pm]
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