-- fresh off their season-opening, three-game sweep of the
-- host the
tonight for the opening of a three-game series.
The Bronx Bombers are 0-3, reeling from being swept out of Tampa Bay.
Tonight, the Orioles send left-hander
to the hill to face 16-game winner
. Forget about the weekend's domination of the Twins. This begins a string of six games against
Some other news of note: Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada made his first start in extended
in Florida. He threw six innings and 88 pitches (definitely in the range of the 90 pitches the Orioles want him at). Wada has two more starts, his next one coming Saturday, until the Orioles could bring him to Baltimore. His role once he arrives is still uncertain.
, also still in Sarasota after receiving platelet-rich plasma treatment for shoulder inflammation, is scheduled to throw for the first time Thursday. He's on a timetable that won't get him back to Baltimore until early-May at the earliest, but Orioles manager
said he'll see how Britton's first few throwing sessions go before predicting any sort of return.
Here are today's lineups:
3BIvan Nova RHP
JJ Hardy SS