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Orioles on deck: What to watch Thursday at Twins, plus lineups, broadcast info and more

Orioles (24-61) vs. Twins (35-48)

Where: Target Field, Minneapolis

First pitch: 8:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN2/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Andrew Cashner (2-8, 4.48 ERA) vs. Twins RHP Aaron Slegers (0-0, 3.38 ERA)

What to watch

1. Rookie starter. The Twins have recalled rookie Aaron Slegers to make his first start of the season. The 25-year-old has pitched in one game in relief for the Twins this season, allowing two runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Royals in May.

2. Woe-ffense. The Orioles got decent starting pitching again in their past two losses in Philadelphia, but the offense came up short again, scoring just three runs in the two games. Can they put some runs up against a rookie starter?

3. Cashing in. Orioles starter Andrew Cashner has given up a total of four runs in his past two starts, going six innings in each. Is he starting to get into a groove?

Orioles lineup

3B Tim Beckham

CF Adam Jones

SS Manny Machado

DH Mark Trumbo

1B Chris Davis

RF Danny Valencia

2B Jonathan Schoop

LF Trey Mancini

C Caleb Joseph

Twins lineup

DH Joe Mauer

LF Eddie Rosario

2B Brian Dozier

3B Eduardo Escobar

1B Logan Morrison

SS Jorge Polanco

RF Max Kepler

CF Jake Cave

C Bobby Wilson

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