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Today's game previews -- June 24

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides host the Pawtucket Red Sox at Harbor Park, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox continue their series on the road against the Binghamton Mets.

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

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The Single-A Frederick Keys and Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds are both idle tonight.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Opponent

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

Probable pitchers

Norfolk: David Hernandez (3-2, 3.54 ERA)

Pawtucket: Michael Bowden (3-3, 3.26 ERA)

Notes

* Despite back-to-back losses, the Tides (39-31) remain in first place in the International League South Division. Norfolk holds a 1/2-game lead over the Gwinnett Braves (40-33). Pawtucket (38-32) is in second place in the North Division, trailing the first-place Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (41-28) by 3 1/2 games.

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Opponent

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

Probable pitchers

Bowie: Bobby Livingston (5-2, 3.97 ERA)

Binghamton: Mike Antonini (4-2, 5.37 ERA)

Notes

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* The Baysox (37-32) remain in fourth place in the Eastern League Southern Division, trailing the first-place Akron Aeros (47-22) by 10 games. Bowie is three games behind the Erie SeaWolves (40-29) for a playoff berth. Binghamton (26-43) is in last place in the Northern Division, and the Mets are 12 1/2 games behind the division-leading Connecticut Defenders (39-31).

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Opponent

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

Probable pitchers

Aberdeen: Colin Allen (0-1, 7.50 ERA)

Staten Island: Shaeffer Hall (professional debut)

Notes

* Following last night's game, the IronBirds (2-2) dropped into second place in the New York-Penn League McNamara Division. They trail the first-place Brooklyn Cyclones (3-1) by one game, and Staten Island (1-3) is in last place in the division.

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