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Notes on Orioles' record away from Camden Yards, Nick Markakis and more

CHICAGO – The Orioles can seal their ninth series win in their past 10 with a victory tonight against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Orioles now have their best single-season road winning percentage since 1997, going 37-26 with a .587 winning percentage away from Camden Yards so far this season. They posted a .642 winning percentage in 1997, finishing with a 52-29 record on the road.

The Orioles are 10-5 in their last 15 games on the road, and the pitching staff has a 2.42 ERA -- 2.91 ERA from the starters, 1.31 ERA from the bullpen -- over that span.

Nick Markakis has hit safely in 10 straight games since Aug. 7, going 17-for-41 (.415/.489/.561) with three doubles, a home run, eight runs, six walks and three RBIs over that stretch. In August, Markakis is hitting .415/.493/.615, hitting safely in 15 of 16 games this month.

Here are tonight's lineups:

Orioles

Nick Markakis RF
Steve Pearce 1B
Adam Jones CF
Nelson Cruz DH
Delmon Young LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis 3B
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Nick Hundley C
Chris Tillman RHP

White Sox

Alejandro De Aza LF
Alexei Ramirez SS
Jose Abreu 1B
Adam Dunn DH
Avasail Garcia RF
Conor Gillaspie 3B
Tyler Flowers C
Jordan Danks CF
Gordon Beckham 2B
Jose Quintana LHP

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