After being swept by the Tigers earlier this month, the Baltimore Orioles will try to right the ship with a weekend rematch.
At 6-19, it has been an April to forget for the Baltimore Orioles, and the Detroit Tigers certainly had a hand in that poor performance. The two squads faced off in a three-game series starting on April 17, and the Tigers won each game, outscoring the Birds by eight runs.
That wasn’t the only sweep the Orioles have suffered this year, but it might have been the most unforgivable. After trading Justin Verlander, Justin Upton, Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez between July and December, the Tigers were widely predicted to be among the worst teams in the league — and the Orioles, while not expected to compete for the AL East, seemed to have enough pieces for a run at .500. There’s a lot of baseball still to be played in 2018, but so far, the teams have switched roles to start the season.
Still, the Tigers’ roster is paper-thin, and the underachieving Orioles, for all their flaws, have a generational talent in Manny Machado. It won’t take much for Baltimore to flip the script in this rematch. Here’s where you can watch each game:
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TV Schedule – Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles
Game 1 – Mike Fiers vs. Chris Tillman. 4/27, 7:05 p.m. ET on MASN 2, 105.7 The Fan or MLB TV
Game 2 – Francisco Liriano vs. Andrew Cashner. 4/28, 7:05 p.m. ET on MASN 2, 105.7 The Fan or MLB TV
Game 3 – Daniel Norris vs. Kevin Gausman. 4/29, 1:05 p.m. ET on MASN 2, 105.7 The Fan or MLB TV
Sunny skies and 80-degree days are set to arrive in Baltimore next week, but fans will have to endure one more weekend of so-so weather first. Conditions will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of rain. The temperature will reach a high of 73 on Saturday, but colder air and 17 mph wins will provide the backdrop for the rubber game.
Which aspect of this weekend’s series are you most excited for? Let us know on social media, and keep it here at Birds Watcher for more updates on the Baltimore Orioles.