A few pregame notes

The Orioles didn't allow 10 or more runs in their first 37 road games this year before allowing 10 or more in four of the last five. They've surrendered 10 or more hits in 19 of their 42 road games and are 1-18.

The Orioles have allowed 81 hits in the last six games, including at least 10 hits in six straight.

They've been outscored 50-18 during the current five-game losing streak.

According to Elias, Zach Britton is only the third Orioles starting pitcher to allow at least eight runs while not making it out of the first inning since the team moved to Baltimore in 1954. The other two were Hayden Penn on Sept. 3, 2006 against Oakland (eight runs in two-thirds of an inning) and Victor Zambrano on Sept. 26, 2007 against Toronto (eight runs in two-thirds of an inning).

In the last 24 games since June 12, Orioles starters have completed seven innings just once and have a 7.42 ERA in 115 1/3 innings. In the last 14 games, the starters are 2-10 with a 9.09 ERA in 64 1/3 innings, with only Jeremy Guthrie and Mitch Atkins completing as many as six innings.

Koji Uehara has registered a 1.32 ERA in his last 25 games since May 8, lowering his ERA from 3.86 to 2.08. He ranks second among American League relievers with a 6.38 strikeout-to-walk ratio and sixth among AL relievers in strikeouts per nine innings (11.77).

The Orioles lead the majors with 48 home runs since June 1. Their 35 homers in 25 June games tied Detroit for the most in the majors.

The Orioles' 13 homers in July are the third-most in baseball. For the year, they rank fifth in the AL and eighth in the majors with 96.

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