After falling out of first place during a 5-15 stretch, the Orioles hope to take another step forward by winning three straight for the first time since a four-game run from June 25-28.
Baltimore (47-49), which snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday, earned its only back-to-back wins in its last 21 contests in Detroit last weekend.
Miguel Gonzalez (8-6, 4.21) will try to help prevent Baltimore from matching its longest skid of the season as he faces the Rays for the fourth time in 2015.
Masahiro Tanaka (7-3) won his third straight start, allowing three solo homers and a pair of doubles in 7 2-3 innings to help New York to its ninth win in 11 games.
The Orioles haven’t suffered a three-game sweep in the Bronx since June 1-3, 2010.
Kevin Gausman returns from the minors and tries to help the Orioles even this three-game series against a Yankees team expected to make some lineup changes from their victory in the opener.
The left-hander, Chen, who turns 30 on Tuesday, has allowed two runs or less in his last seven outings and has a 1.95 ERA during a string of five straight quality starts.
Jason Catania from MLB.com joined the Scott Garceau Show, with Terry Ford, to discuss the approaching MLB trade deadline.
Zach Wilt talks about the upcoming second half of the season and the ups and downs that will come with it.
Baltimore staggered into the All-Star break on level ground following a wild roller-coaster ride marred by erratic play, with losses in 10 of its last 13.
If you missed the MLB Network special “MLB Network Presents: Buck Showalter: A Life in Baseball”, you really missed out.
The Orioles get back in the swing of things after the All-Star break and they realize there’s still plenty of baseball to be played and there’s always a chance to add talent before the trade deadline.