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Today's game previews -- June 15

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides play on the road against the Louisville Bats, and the Single-A Frederick Keys face the Winston-Salem Dash.

The Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds and Lakewood BlueClaws will meet in a doubleheader, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox are idle.

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In between games of the doubleheader, the Shorebirds plan to add right-handed pitcher Patrick Kantakevich to their roster from extended spring training. The 22-year-old pitcher, who was 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 14 relief appearances for the rookie-level Bluefield Orioles last season, is expected to start the nightcap against Lakewood.

To make room for Kantakevich on their roster, the Shorebirds will transfer left-hander Cole McCurry to the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds.

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Also, the Keys need to make a roster move in order for starting pitcher Kenny Moreland to play in tonight's game, but I haven't heard what it's going to be. I'll update that in the game recaps later tonight.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Opponent

at Louisville Bats (7:05 p.m.)

Probable pitchers

Norfolk: David Pauley (4-4, 3.93 ERA)

Louisville: Ben Jukich (4-2, 5.21 ERA)

Notes

* After yesterday's win, the Tides (37-24) moved back into a tie for first place in the International League South Division with the Durham Bulls (38-25). Louisville leads the West Division with a 33-29 record, and the Bats are 2 1/2 games ahead of the Columbus Clippers (31-32).Frederick Keys (A)

Opponent

at Winston-Salem Dash (7 p.m.)

Probable pitchers

Frederick: Kenny Moreland (0-0, 4.15 ERA)

Winston-Salem: Daniel Hudson (4-2, 3.55 ERA)

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Notes

* The Keys are in last place in the Carolina League Northern Division with a 28-35 record. They are 14 games behind the division-leading Lynchburg Hillcats (41-20). Winston-Salem (33-28) is currently in first place in the Southern Division with a seven-game lead over the Salem Red Sox (27-36).

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Opponent

Doubleheader at Lakewood BlueClaws (6:05 p.m.)

Game 1: Probable pitchers

Delmarva: Ryan O'Shea (5-2, 3.05 ERA)

Lakewood: Jason Knapp (2-4, 3.92 ERA)

Game 2: Probable pitchers

Delmarva: Patrick Kantakevich (3-0, 1.29 ERA with Bluefield in 2008)

Lakewood: Trevor May (1-1, 3.75 ERA with GCL Phillies in 2008)

Notes

* The second-place Shorebirds (32-27) trail Lakewood (37-24) by four games in the South Atlantic League Northern Division. Delmarva is 18-8 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium this season, but the Shorebirds are only 14-19 on the road.

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