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The Triple-A Norfolk Tides welcome the Pawtucket Red Sox to Harbor Park, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox hit the road to play the Binghamton Mets.

The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds host the Staten Island Yankees at Ripken Stadium.

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Five Single-A Frederick Keys players will take part in the California/Carolina League All-Star Game, which is being played tonight in Lake Elsinore, Calif., while two players from the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds are set to play for the Northern Division All-Star team in the 50th annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, W.Va.

It's important to note that Baysox starting pitcher Brian Matusz won't make tonight's start as originally planned. There's no need for Orioles fans to panic, however, because Matusz is apparently healthy. The team just wanted to give him some extra rest. Ironically, the 22-year-old left-hander was named to the Carolina League All-Star team tonight, but he won't pitch for that team either.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Opponent

Pawtucket Red Sox (7:15 p.m.)

Probable pitchers

Norfolk: Chris Tillman (5-4, 2.55 ERA)

Pawtucket: Charlie Zink (4-6, 4.34 ERA)

Notes

* Despite losing seven of their past 10 games, the Tides (39-30) are clinging to a one-game lead over the Durham Bulls (39-32) in the International League South Division. Pawtucket (37-32) is in second place in the North Division, and the Red Sox are 4 1/2 games behind the first-place Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (41-27).Bowie Baysox (AA)

Opponent

at Binghamton Mets (7:05 p.m.)

Probable pitchers

Bowie: TBA

Binghamton: Jenrry Mejia (0-2, 2.25 ERA)

Notes

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* The Baysox (36-32) are currently in fourth place in the Eastern League Southern Division, and they trail the first-place Akron Aeros (46-22) by 10 games. Binghamton (26-42) is in last place in the Northern Division. The Mets are 12 1/2 games behind the division-leading Connecticut Defenders.

Frederick Keys (A)

Game

California/Carolina League All-Star Game

Time and location

10:05 p.m. at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore, Calif.

Notes

* The Keys were scheduled to send six players to California for the game, but starting pitcher Brian Matusz was promoted to Bowie after he was selected.

First baseman Brandon Waring, shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr., catcher Caleb Joseph, starting pitcher Zach Britton and relief pitcher Luis Lebron will represent Frederick.

Waring is scheduled to represent the Carolina League All-Stars in the home run derby, which will take place before tonight's game.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Game

South Atlantic League All-Star Game

Time and location

7:35 p.m. at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, W.Va.

Notes

* Starting pitcher Rick Zagone and outfielder Ronnie Welty were the two Shorebirds players who were selected to represent the Northern Division.

Zagone is 4-5 with a 4.66 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) for Delmarva, and he has struggled lately. The 22-year-old left-hander hasn't earned a win since May 21, and he has allowed 22 runs and 25 hits in 12 innings this month.

Welty is batting .314 with six home runs and 35 RBIs in 63 games for the Shorebirds. The 21-year-old outfielder is tied for 12th in the South Atlantic League with 71 hits, and he is tied for 13th in the league with 37 runs scored.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Opponent

Staten Island Yankees (7:05 p.m.)

Probable pitchers

Aberdeen: Nicholas Haughian (0-2, 9.60 ERA with Aberdeen in 2008)

Staten Island: Trenton Lare (2-3, 2.34 ERA with independent league Kalamazoo Kings this season)

Notes

* With last night's win in the home opener, Aberdeen moved into a three-way tie for first place in the New York-Penn League McNamara Division. The IronBirds, Brooklyn Cyclones and Hudson Valley Renegades are each 2-1 so far this season. Staten Island (0-3) is still searching for its first victory in 2009, and the Yankees are currently two games behind the three division leaders.

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