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The Triple-A Norfolk Tides continue their series on the road against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox play the Altoona Curve.

The Single-A Frederick Keys host the Wilmington Blue Rocks at Harry Grove Stadium, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds face the Lakewood BlueClaws.

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The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds travel to New York for a game against the Staten Island Yankees.

Former Orioles starting pitcher Rodrigo Lopez is scheduled to pitch for Lehigh Valley against the Tides this evening.

The 33-year-old right-hander hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2007 with the Colorado Rockies. Lopez was 60-58 with a 4.72 ERA in five seasons with the Orioles. He is 4-4 with a 4.20 ERA in 12 starts for the IronPigs so far in 2009.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Opponent

at Lehigh Valley IronPigs (5:35 p.m.)

Probable pitchers

Norfolk: Chris Tillman (5-4, 2.59 ERA)

Lehigh Valley: Rodrigo Lopez (4-4, 4.20 ERA)

Notes

* After last night's loss, the Tides (41-33) dropped into a first-place tie with the Durham Bulls (42-34) in the International League South Division. The IronPigs are in fourth place in the North Division with a 37-38 record, and they trail the first-place Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (42-31) by six games.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Opponent

at Altoona Curve (6:05 p.m.)

Probable pitchers

Bowie: Tim Bascom (2-0, 1.89 ERA)

Altoona: Kyle Bloom (1-4, 3.26 ERA)

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Notes

* With four consecutive victories, the Baysox (41-33) climbed into third place in the Eastern League Southern Division. Bowie trails the division-leading Akron Aeros (50-23) by 9 1/2 games, and the Baysox are 1/2 game behind the second-place Reading Phillies (41-32) for a playoff berth. Altoona (26-49) is in last place in the division, trailing Akron by 25 games.

Frederick Keys (A)

Opponent

Wilmington Blue Rocks (6 p.m.)

Probable pitchers

Frederick: Rick Zagone (4-5, 4.66 ERA with Delmarva this season)

Wilmington: Eduardo Paulino (3-4, 4.45 ERA)

Notes

* The Keys jumped out to a good start in the second half by taking two out of three games from the Winston-Salem Dash. Frederick (2-1 in second half, 33-39 overall) is currently tied for first place with the Potomac Nationals (2-1, 39-31) in the Carolina League Northern Division during the second half. Wilmington (1-2, 39-33) is one game behind the leaders in the division.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Opponent

at Lakewood BlueClaws (1:05 p.m.)

Probable pitchers

Delmarva: Ryan O'Shea (5-3, 3.13 ERA)

Lakewood: Trevor May (0-1, 8.12 ERA)

Notes

* The Shorebirds (1-2, 37-35) dropped both games against Lakewood (2-1, 44-27) on Saturday to fall into a three-way tie for fifth place in the South Atlantic League Northern Division. The BlueClaws are tied for first place in the division.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Opponent

at Staten Island Yankees (4 p.m.)

Probable pitchers

Aberdeen: Nicholas Haughian (0-1, 1.80 ERA)

Staten Island: Trenton Lare (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Notes

* After winning three out of six games on their first homestand of the season, the IronBirds (4-4) are tied for second place in the New York-Penn League McNamara Division. Staten Island (2-6) is in last place in the division. Aberdeen trails the first-place Brooklyn Cyclones (6-2) by two games, while the Yankees are four games behind.

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