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

Orioles (6-19) vs. Tigers (10-13)

Where: Camden Yards

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First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN2/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Chris Tillman (0-4, 9.87 ERA) vs. Tigers RHP Mike Fiers (2-1, 3.71 ERA)

What to watch

1. Back to normal. Table-setter Trey Mancini looked on the way to getting back to normal Thursday, when he went 2-for-5 with an RBI double in a loss to the Rays. Those were his first hits in three games back from the injured knee that sidelined him for two games and most of a third. Can he set the tone to help the Orioles emerge from their funk?

2. Will the nightmare end, part 1. The Orioles keep digging a bigger hole for themselves with five straight losses and 11 in 12 games. They're a daunting 13½ games out of first place and 13 games under .500. If they were to play the entire season at this clip, they'd go 39-123. Yikes.

3. Will the nightmare end, part 2. Chris Tillman's season has been even worse than his awful 2017, but he is coming off his best start of the year — four earned runs in six innings in a loss to the Indians. Tillman isn't planning to reinvent himself, and perhaps Friday's start will provide an indication of whether he's going in the right direction.

Orioles lineup

LF Trey Mancini

2B Jace Peterson

SS Manny Machado

CF Adam Jones

1B Chris Davis

3B Danny Valencia

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DH Pedro Álvarez

RF Craig Gentry

C Caleb Joseph

Tigers lineup

CF Leonys Martín

3B Jeimer Candelario

1B Miguel Cabrera

RF Nicholas Castellanos

DH Victor Martinez

LF JaCoby Jones

C James McCann

SS José Iglesias

2B Dixon Machado

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