Lineups for Game 2 against Toronto

TORONTO - After yet another series-opening victory the Orioles today have a chance to win yet another series if they can beat the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of the weekend set.

The Orioles have been hitting more homers lately, and added three more in Friday's 6-2 win as Ryan Mountcastle hit a three-run shot, Anthony Santander a solo and Adam Frazier a two-run home run. The Birds have hit 11 homers in the last five games. With 56 on the year as a team, they rank seventh in the American League in home runs.

Right-hander Grayson Rodriguez (2-1, 6.57 ERA) will make his ninth start today, coming off an outing Monday when he allowed nine hits and eight runs in 3 1/3 innings versus the Los Angeles Angels. Over his past three starts, he has an ERA of 11.37, allowing six, two and eight runs. But on a positive note, the Orioles are 6-2 in his starts this year, a better winning percentage than the team's overall win percentage of .644, which is second-best in the major leagues.

The Orioles would be in first place today in five of the six divisions in Major League Baseball.

Right-hander Alek Manoah (1-4, 5.40 ERA) pitches for Toronto. Last season he finished third in the AL Cy Young Award voting, going 16-7 with a 2.24 ERA. But this year he has an ERA of 6.59 his past three starts and has allowed 1.800 WHIP with a 1.6 homer rate.

The Orioles are now 13-2 in series-opening games and 8-0 when that opener is on the road. They've won openers at Boston, Texas, Chicago, Washington, Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta and now Toronto.

For the Orioles

CF Cedric Mullins
C Adley Rutschman
RF Anthony Santander
1B Ryan Mountcastle
2B Adam Frazier
3B Gunnar Henderson
DH Ryan O'Hearn
LF Terrin Vavra
SS Jorge Mateo

RHP Grayson Rodriguez

For the Blue Jays

RF George Springer
SS Bo Bichette
1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
DH Brandon Belt
3B Matt Chapman
C Danny Jansen
LF Daulton Varsho
2B Santiago Espinal
CF Kevin Kiermaier

RHP Alek Manoah

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