Listen live to the game as the Baltimore Orioles face off against the Seattle Mariners at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. Tune in on 105.7 The Fan (no streaming). 
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When: 7:05 PM ET, Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
TV: 7:05 p.m. ET  MASN2 (Baltimore)

The Baltimore Orioles will put the majors’ best home record (16-6) on the line Tuesday when they open a three-game series versus one of the league’s best road clubs in the Seattle Mariners. Baltimore began its seven-game homestand with three straight victories before seeing its season-high seven-game winning streak come to an end following a 6-5 setback against Detroit on Sunday.

Adam Jones is riding high with an eight-game hitting streak, going 15-for-34 with four homers, 10 RBIs and 10 runs scored as the Orioles jockey with Boston atop the American League East. Seattle is embroiled in a similar battle with Texas in the AL West, however a three-game sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels cooled the momentum of an impressive 8-2 stretch. Robinson Cano saw his 13-game hitting streak come to a halt in Sunday’s 3-0 setback to the Angels, but has enjoyed considerable success versus Tuesday starter Ubaldo Jimenez (two homers, 6-for-11) and Baltimore (.335) in his career. The Mariners are opening a six-game road trip looking to improve upon their sizzling 13-6 mark away the Pacific Northwest.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners LH Wade Miley (3-2, 4.91 ERA) vs. Orioles RH Ubaldo Jimenez (2-3, 4.87)

Miley has righted the ship after a disastrous start to the 2016 season, posting a 3-0 mark with a 3.18 ERA in his last four outings following an 0-2 mark and a bloated 8.04 ERA in his previous two. While his recent results are promising, the 29-year-old was taken deep three times in a 6-4 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday and has allowed six homers in his last four. That doesn’t bode well versus the homer-happy Orioles, against whom Miley owns an 0-2 mark with a gaudy 10.13 ERA in three career meetings.

Jimenez escaped with a no-decision on Thursday despite yielding five runs on nine hits in five innings in Baltimore’s 7-5 victory over Detroit. The 32-year-old routinely has encountered issues with his control, walking four batters for the fourth time in his last six outings. Former Oriole Nelson Cruz has struggled mightily against Jimenez, going 0-for-12 with nine strikeouts in his career.

WALK-OFFS

1. Baltimore RF Mark Trumbo, who was acquired in an offseason deal with Seattle, is just 2-for-13 with four strikeouts in his last four games.

2. Mariners SS Ketel Marte is just 2-for-17 with four strikeouts in his last four outings.

3. Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop is 6-for-14 with two homers and 10 RBIs in his last four contests.

PREDICTION: Orioles 6, Mariners 2

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