Feldman looks to reverse recent slide tonight against Arizona

Scott Feldman could use a good outing tonight for the Orioles at Arizona. Over his last two starts, he is 0-2 with an ERA of 8.38, giving up nine earned runs over 9 2/3 innings.

In his two starts before that, he went 2-0 with an ERA of 2.94. Will the real Feldman stand up?

He is 2-3 with a 5.70 ERA over six O's starts since they acquired him from the Chicago Cubs on July 2. The Orioles are 3-3 when he starts and he has recorded three quality starts.

The O's pitching staff has allowed three runs or less for six consecutive games, giving up 14 runs in that stretch.

Feldman's mound opponent is lefty Wade Miley, who is 9-8 with a 3.56 ERA over 23 starts. He is a pitcher on a roll right now, going 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA over his last three starts and he is 5-1 with a 1.54 ERA over seven starts since July 1.

He is 4-1 with a 1.30 ERA in six career interleague starts.

Let's see, a pitcher on a roll, a pitcher with excellent interleague stats. Reverse lock for the Orioles tonight?

Some other O's notes:

* The Orioles are just 3-9 all time vs. Arizona, going 1-2 in 2002 and 2004 and 1-5 in 2007 when Daniel Cabrera picked up their only win. Buck Showalter managed the Diamondbacks in their first three seasons, from 1998-2000 to 65, 100 and 85 wins. The D-backs then won the 2001 World Series with Bob Brenly as their manager.

* In the five games on this road trip so far, the Orioles are 17-for-44 (.386) with runners in scoring position during their four wins. They went 0-for-8 with RISP and scored just two runs in losing on Saturday.

* Adam Jones is 12-for-21 (.571) on this road trip. He is batting .472 (17-for-36) during a nine-game batting streak with four doubles, two homers and 11 RBIs.

* Arizona is 9-1 at home the last two seasons in interleague play, batting .334 with 18 homers in those 10 games.

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