Site: Arlington Stadium
Dates and times: Today and tomorrow, 8:35 p.m.; Sunday, 3:05 p.m.
Radio: WBAL (1090 AM), WTOP (1500 AM)
TV: Channel 2 tonight; channels 2, 20 tomorrow and Sunday
Season series: 0-0. The Orioles won eight of 12 last year.
Tonight: Dave Johnson (13-9, 4.10 in '90) vs. Bobby Witt (17-10, 3.36 in '90)
Tomorrow night: Jeff Ballard (0-1, 9.53) vs. Kenny Rogers (10-6, 3.13 in '90)
Sunday: Jeff Robinson (10-9, 5.96 in '90) vs. Nolan Ryan (0-1, 6.43)
The Orioles scored just one run in two games against the Chicago White Sox and enter the weekend series mired in a 17-inning scoreless streak. The club has just seven hits, and no player has more than one. Right-hander Ben McDonald is on the disabled list with a sore elbow. Johnson makes his first start of the season tonight, and Jeff Robinson will make his Orioles debut Sunday.
The Rangers are coming off an 83-79 season in 1990, but are expected to fall in the standings this year. They released power-hitting Pete Incaviglia in a cost-cutting move last week and lost promising Juan Gonzalez for the early weeks of the season with a knee injury. But they'll send the best of their pitching rotation against the Orioles, beginning with 17-game winner Witt tonight and ending with Ryan on Sunday.