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Orioles on deck: What to watch Wednesday vs. Yankees

Orioles starting pitcher Tyler Wilson works the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards on April 28, 2016 in Baltimore.
Orioles starting pitcher Tyler Wilson works the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards on April 28, 2016 in Baltimore. (Patrick Smith / Getty Images)

Orioles (15-10) vs. New York Yankees (8-16)

Where: Camden Yards

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First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 The Fan

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Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Tyler Wilson (1-0, 3.06 ERA) vs. Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (1-2, 5.06 ERA)

What to watch

1. Division domination. The Orioles have won three of four series and eight of 12 games against American League East opponents so far this season. They can continue that dominance tonight. Will the Birds secure their fourth AL East series victory tonight against the Yankees?

2. Lefty reversal. It's a small sample size, but the Orioles have had success in games when a left-hander starts against them, after a recent history of struggling in such situations. The Orioles have an .833 OPS when a lefty starts and a .762 OPS when a righty does this season. The last time the Orioles had a higher OPS when lefties start was 2012. Can they keep that going against CC Sabathia?

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3. Mr. Wilson. Tyler Wilson has been solid enough through two starts to earn a third, holding opponents to three runs or fewer in each. But he hasn't yet gone deeper than five innings this season. Will this be the night when he breaks through for his first quality start of 2016?

Orioles lineup

RF Joey Rickard
SS Manny Machado
CF Adam Jones
1B Chris Davis
DH Mark Trumbo
LF  Nolan Reimold
2B Jonathan Schoop
CA Caleb Joseph
3B Ryan Flaherty

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