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Orioles on deck: What to watch Thursday vs. White Sox

Orioles (12-8) vs. Chicago White Sox (16-6)

Where: Camden Yards

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First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN2/105.7 The Fan

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Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Tyler Wilson (1-0, 2.77 ERA) vs. White Sox LHP John Danks (0-3, 6.23 ERA)

What to watch

1. Home cooking. After going 2-4 at Kansas City and Tampa Bay, the Orioles play their next 10 games and 17 of their next 20 at Camden Yards. The Orioles are 7-1 at home and 5-7 on the road this season. Can the Birds return to their winning ways with the White Sox in town?

2. Cool the Sox. The White Sox have won six straight and eight of nine. They're the only American League team with a better record than the Orioles. After sweeps of the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays, will the White Sox cool off in Baltimore?

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3. Still seeking O. The Orioles' strength is their offense, but even in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, they were limited to a season-low three hits. It was also the sixth time in seven games that the Orioles were held to three runs or fewer. With the White Sox owning the major leagues' best pitching staff (2.24 ERA), can the Orioles bats break out?

Orioles lineup

RF Joey Rickard
3B Manny Machado
1B Chris Davis
DH Mark Trumbo
CF Adam Jones
SS J.J. Hardy
LF Nolan Reimold
2B Jonathan Schoop
C   Caleb Joseph

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