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Orioles on deck: What to watch Saturday vs. Indians, plus lineups, broadcast info and more

Orioles (6-14) vs. Indians (9-8)

Where: Camden Yards

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First pitch: 4:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN, FS1/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Chris Tillman (0-3, 11.91 ERA) vs. Indians RHP Mike Clevinger (1-0, 2.70 ERA)

What to watch

1. Extra rested. Whether extra rest (seven days off) will spell improvement for Chris Tillman could be the deciding factor Saturday. He hasn't given the club much chance to win in allowing 15 runs in 11 1/3 innings through three starts. His rotation spot is already in jeopardy, and he needs to show improvement against the Indians to start to get back in the good graces.

2. Machado mash. Manny Machado has hit three homers in the past two games, and he added a game-changing web gem in Friday's win. The Orioles could use some more of that Saturday, especially if they need some extra offense with a struggling Tillman on the hill.

3. Make it two. The Orioles have only once this year won back-to-back games, and will be seeking their first set since their trip to New York. It's still very early in the season, but with the Red Sox's hot start, the Orioles need to begin making up some ground before they fall out of the division race by the time May arrives. They ended their game Friday already 11 games out of first. And they'll be without Trey Mancini on Saturday as they look to close that gap.

Orioles lineup

LF Craig Gentry

DH Pedro Álvarez

SS Manny Machado

CF Adam Jones

1B Chris Davis

3B Tim Beckham

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RF Anthony Santander

C Chance Sisco

2B Luis Sardiñas

Indians lineup

SS Francisco Lindor

2B Jason Kipnis

3B José Ramírez

LF Michael Brantley

DH Edwin Encarnación

1B Yonder Alonso

C Yan Gomes

RF Tyler Naquin

CF Bradley Zimmer

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