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The Triple-A Norfolk Tides continue their series on the road against the Toledo Mud Hens, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox travel to play the Altoona Curve.

The Single-A Frederick Keys will face the Wilmington Blue Rocks, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds host the Hickory Crawdads at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

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Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Opponent

at Toledo Mud Hens (6:30 p.m.)

Probable pitchers

Norfolk: TBA

Toledo: Jeremy Bonderman (0-1, 7.50 ERA)

Notes

* Jason Berken is scheduled to pitch for the Tides, but he will most likely be starting for the Orioles at Camden Yards -- unless the game is rained out. Therefore, Norfolk will need to announce another starter for tonight's game, which hasn't happened yet.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Opponent

at Altoona Curve (7:05 p.m.)

Probable pitchers

Bowie: John Mariotti (0-2, 6.46 ERA)

Altoona: Brad Lincoln (1-3, 2.31 ERA)

Notes

* In his last start, Mariotti suffered the loss against the Curve on May 21. The 24-year-old right-hander only allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, but Lincoln tossed a two-hit shutout for Altoona in the 2-0 win over the Baysox. Mariotti struck out four batters and issued four walks in the game.

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Frederick Keys (A)

Opponent

at Wilmington Blue Rocks (6:35 p.m.)

Probable pitchers

Frederick: Brian Matusz (3-2, 3.09 ERA)

Wilmington: Danny Duffy (5-1, 3.43 ERA)

Notes

* Matusz continues to lead the Carolina League with 60 strikeouts in eight starts this season. In fact, five of the next six pitchers on the list -- all except teammate Zach Britton -- have already in nine games so far in 2009. Matusz allowed three runs and four hits in seven innings during his last start on May 20 against the Lynchburg Hillcats. The 22-year-old left-hander collected nine strikeouts and walked one batter in the Keys' 9-5 win.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Opponent

Hickory Crawdads (7:05 p.m.)

Probable pitchers

Delmarva: Rick Zagone (4-3, 2.22 ERA)

Hickory: Carlos Pimentel (2-2, 3.32 ERA)

Notes

* Zagone struck out 10 batters in six scoreless innings against the Crawdads in his last start on May 21. The 22-year-old left-hander allowed two hits and walked three batters in the Shorebirds' 1-0 victory. Zagone leads Delmarva with 46 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings this season.

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