Orioles and Athletics lineups

For the Orioles:
Felix Pie LF
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Matt Wieters C
Luke Scott 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Mark Reynolds 3B
Robert Andino 2B

Zach Britton LHP

For the Athletics:
Crisp CF
Barton 1B
Jackson LF
Willingham DH
Suzuki C
DeJesus RF
Ellis 2B
Kouzmanoff 3B
Pennington SS

Moscoso RHP

The Orioles are 1-11 in Oakland since 2008 and have been outscored, 60-32. They’ve scored two runs or fewer in eight of those games.

This doesn’t bode well for Britton. The Orioles have scored two runs in Britton’s last four starts while he’s been in the game. They were held scoreless over 26 1/3 innings.

Britton will attempt to join Jake Arrieta as the only six-game winners on the staff. The Orioles didn’t have a pitcher record his sixth win last season until Aug. 8 (Jeremy Guthrie).

Britton and Arrieta would be the first pair of Orioles starters to notch six victories by the end of May since 1997, when Jimmy Key had nine, Scott Erickson had eight and Mike Mussina had seven.

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