Here are some pre-game stats and facts to consider before the final game of the Orioles-Blue Jays series in Toronto.
After 5-0 and 5-2 losses, the O’s will need a win today to avoid being swept in a three-game series for the fifth time on the year. They have been swept at home vs. Toronto and Tampa and on the road at Seattle and New York.
The Orioles have won just two series all year and are 2-13-2 in series this season. They are 0-11-1 in their last 12 road series since taking the series last September 11-13 at Yankee Stadium.
The Orioles overall have lost four in a row, six of seven, eight of ten and 11 of the last 14 games. They are 13-19 since the 2-16 start.
During the four-game losing streak:
*O’s offense: 8 runs, .202 team avg, 2 extra-base hits
*O’s starting pitchers: 6.08 ERA
The O’s have scored just two runs in this series with 13 hits in 63 at bats at Toronto.
The Orioles have lost seven in a row and 16 of their past 18 games at Toronto’s Rogers Center.
O’s homer count this year:
*They have hit 44 homers on the year
*They have 30 solo shots, 11 two-run, 2 three-run and one Grand Slam
*They have hit 24 at home and 20 on the road
*They have hit seven vs. LHP and 37 vs. RHP
Toronto meanwhile has a major league leading 85 homers on the year, including six in this series. The Blue Jays have hit 50 homers in May, a new team record for one month.
Opponent starting pitchers have an ERA of 2.62 vs. the Orioles this season with 33 quality starts in 50 games. Opponent starters have worked seven innings or more in 25 of 50 games vs. Baltimore.
Some O’s individual hitter notes:
Atkins: Just two hits his last 28 at bats
Markakis: Batting .357-1-4 his last 11 games
Patterson: Is 0 for 9 his last two games
Scott: Has two hits his last 14 at bats
Wieters: Is 8 for 44 and has just one extra-base hit his last 17 games
Wigginton: Just one homer his last 13 games
Cesar Izturis note: When he came up with a double in Saturday’s game it was just his third double and extra-base hit this season. His slugging percentage is only .254. He had gone 31 games without an extra-base hit dating to April 18.