Strong starting pitching has paced the Baltimore Orioles during their winning streak.
Jake Arrieta hopes to continue that run while trying to bounce back from his last outing and help the Orioles to a fifth straight victory Friday night against the Oakland Athletics at Camden Yards.
At 12-7, Baltimore is surprisingly tied atop the AL East with Tampa Bay. The Orioles are in that spot thanks to some solid pitching of late.
After giving up six runs each in consecutive losses at Los Angeles last weekend, the Orioles allowed five total by salvaging the final game of that set then sweeping three from Toronto at home. Baltimore's starting rotation has yielded two earned runs and posted a 0.71 ERA during the four-game winning stretch.
Baltimore hopes Arrieta (1-1, 4.01 ERA) can rebound after he allowed five runs in 4 1-3 innings of a 6-3 loss at Los Angeles on Saturday.
Since giving up two hits in seven scoreless innings of a 4-2 victory over Minnesota in his season debut April 6, the ...