LEADING OFF: O’s Lose 14 Straight
The Baltimore Orioles have lost 14 straight games, the worst skid in the majors since Houston dropped 15 in a row in 2013. The Orioles’ drought ties for second-longest in team history — they also dropped 14 in a row in 1954, the season the club moved from St. Louis to Baltimore. The Orioles’ worst losing streak came in 1988 when they lost their first 21 games of the year. The Twins, who have won 16 straight games against Baltimore, try to extend their string when Michael Pineda starts against Bruce Zimmermann at Camden Yards.