PITCHING MATCHUP: Orioles LH Wade Miley (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RH Aaron Sanchez (0-0, 1.29)
Miley made his season debut against the New York Yankees on Sunday after beginning the season on the disabled list with an upper respiratory infection. The 30-year-old native of Louisiana allowed just one hit and struck out five in five scoreless innings but matched his career high by issuing seven walks and did not factor in the decision. Miley has struggled against Toronto in his career, going 1-4 with a 5.57 ERA in six starts.
Sanchez worked seven strong innings at Tampa Bay in his season debut on Saturday but settled for a no-decision. The 24-year-old Californian allowed just one run on four hits and three walks while recording six strikeouts. Sanchez is 5-2 with a 3.88 ERA in 13 career appearances (eight starts) against Baltimore.
1. Orioles LHP Zach Britton has converted 53 consecutive save opportunities – the third-longest streak in major-league history.
2. Toronto has scored more than two runs in only three of its first nine games and is the only team in the majors yet to record a stolen base.
3. Baltimore purchased the contract of Stefan Crichton from Triple-A Norfolk and designated fellow RHP Oliver Drake for assignment.
PREDICTION: Blue Jays 7, Orioles 3