American League Preview from The Sports Network|
Wednesday, April 24th
(All times eastern)
Toronto Blue Jays (8-13) at Baltimore Orioles (12-8), 12:35 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Toronto - Brandon Morrow (0-2, 5.57)
Baltimore - Josh Stinson (0-0, 0.00)
(Sports Network) - Louisiana-born righty Josh Stinson makes his first
appearance with the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday when they host the Toronto
Blue Jays to wrap up a three-game series at Camden Yards.
The 24-year-old was drafted in 2006 by the New York Mets and has subsequently
spent time with the Milwaukee and Oakland organizations.
He was waived by the Athletics and picked up by Baltimore on April 4.
In 20 career big-league outings with the Brewers and Mets -- including one
start -- he's allowed 21 hits and 11 runs in 22 1/3 innings.
Stinson has never faced the Blue Jays.
He's opposed by righty Brandon Morrow, who makes his fifth try at a first 2013
The former Seattle closer, who won 10 times in 21 starts for the Blue Jays
last season, has picked up two losses and two no-decisions in four outings in
He was touched for nine hits and seven runs in 5 1/3 innings of a 9-4 loss to
the New York Yankees in his last start on April 19.
In 16 career meetings with Baltimore, Morrow is 3-3.
On Tuesday, Manny Machado's two-run single in the second proved to be the
difference as the Orioles took a 4-3 win.
Matt Wieters and Nolan Reimold each drove in a run to back a six-inning
performance from Miguel Gonzalez (2-1), who gave up three runs on five hits to
get the win for the Orioles, who have won five of six.
Edwin Encarnacion's three-run home run accounted for all the runs for the Blue
Jays, who have lost six of their last eight games. R.A. Dickey (2-3) was dealt
the loss after giving up four runs on six hits with five walks over six
"We had some chances late but just couldn't get that big hit," said Toronto
manager John Gibbons said. "Dickey battled all night long. You wish you could
take away that one inning, but you can't in this business."
Toronto lost 11 of the 18 meetings with Baltimore last season.
04/24 10:40:46 ET