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  W: J. Happ (2-1)   L: D. Bundy (0-1)
4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT, April 9, 2018
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland  Attendance: 7,915

Blue Jays, Orioles hope to keep up the pace

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Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles

  1. The Orioles won 12 of the 19 ballgames between the teams in 2017, with the teams combining to score 6.68 runs per game in those contests, the fewest of any division matchup in the American League last season.
  2. The Blue Jays have hit at least one home run in nine games this season, the most of any team in the majors. Their 15 total home runs are the second most in baseball behind the Angels (17).
  3. Baltimore went 3-1 in its four-game series against the Yankees after losing five of its first six games of the season. Three of the Orioles' four wins this season have come in extra innings.
  4. The Orioles' batters have struck out a total of 116 times this season, the most by any team's batters through the first 10 games of a season in the live ball era (since 1920).
  5. J.A. Happ is 15-6 on the road since the start of the 2016 season, tied for the fourth-most road wins of any AL pitcher during that span.
  6. Dylan Bundy is 3-1 with a 1.48 ERA in the months of March and April throughout his career, the lowest ERA of any active pitcher in those months (minimum five starts).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 4/9/2018 thru 4/11/2018

The Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays renew their spirited American League East rivalry on Monday at Camden Yards with both teams looking to keep the momentum going after a successful weekend.

The Orioles won three of four games against the host New York Yankees, including two in extra innings. The Blue Jays took two of three against the Texas Rangers.

"The Yankees made it tough on us," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "They came back on us and almost broke our hearts. Sometimes you want something too much because this game will break your heart."

Right-hander Dylan Bundy, the Orioles' most consistent starter, is on the mound for the opener. He is off to a strong start, allowing one run in 13 innings. Bundy (0-0, 0.69 ERA) has struck out 15 and walked three batters this season.

Bundy has been dominant against Toronto, going 3-0 with a 0.76 ERA in seven appearances, including three starts.

"I feel good about where I'm at right now and my body and the way I'm recovering," Bundy said. "So you just want to take the ball when you're told to and go out there and try to give your team a chance to win."

The Blue Jays will counter with left-hander J.A. Happ (1-1, 5.40). He struck out nine batters in his last outing against the Chicago White Sox but allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.

"I felt like we were using everything and throwing everything for strikes," Happ said after the game.

Happ is 4-6 with a 3.45 ERA in 15 appearances (14 starts) against Baltimore. He also has gone 1-2 with a 4.05 ERA at Camden Yards.

The Blue Jays' offense has gotten a boost from Yangervis Solarte, who had another two hits Sunday and is batting .308.

"He's got some big-time pop," Toronto manager John Gibbons of Solarte. "He takes a rip. When he hits, it's got a chance to go a long way.

"From either side of the plate, it doesn't really matter. Yeah, we're excited about him, he's off to a good start."

The Orioles hope to get Chris Davis back in the lineup after he missed the series finale against the Yankees with an illness. Davis has struggled so far this season and is batting .100.

Trey Mancini played first base and Craig Gentry started in right field on Sunday.

"He hasn't slept in a while. He's been hacking all night," Showalter said about Davis. "Things that guys have. The weather certainly wouldn't help it, standing out here in this stuff, and turn into something that's five or six days, so I just thought it would be smart to be cautious with it."

Mark Trumbo is also progressing after starting the season on the DL with a quad strain. He will play first base at extended spring training Monday.

"I know he and we are cautious about not rushing this," Showalter said. "I know in the past with the Angels he said he rushed it one time and it really set him back, so I'm going to really have a lot of confidence in what he's telling us.

"He's close to going out, but I'm not going to say for sure it's imminent after Monday, but I'm hoping it is."

Updated April 8, 2018

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