Game 6: Tampa Bay Rays (2-3) Vs. Baltimore Orioles (4-1)

What to watch for:
James Shields will be called on to try and avoid the sweep to the O’s and will square off against Adam Eaton. Shields looks to overcome his last start which he struggled and will be determined to look like Shields of old in which he gets his team into the seventh or eighth inning.

Also Ben Zobrist will get the start in center, in what could be Matt Joyce’s last game with the big club since B.J. Upton is expected to be back tomorrow.

X Factor:
The offense, plain and simple. They’ve shown flashes of brilliance but it hasn’t come together in Baltimore like it did in Boston. They are going to need to string hits together and move runners. Then of course they are going to need to hit the ball well with RISP. Sounds simple enough, and is essentially the entire of point of baseball, but it is an area which this team has been known to struggle.

Shields looks to regain old form today. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Shields looks to regain old form today. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Iwamura 2B
Crawford LF
Longoria 3B
Pena 1B
Burrell DH
Navarro C
Zobrist CF
Gross RF
Bartlett SS
Shields P

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