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

Orioles (24-63) vs. Twins (37-48)

Where: Target Field, Minneapolis

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First pitch: 2:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 The Fan

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Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Kevin Gausman (4-6, 4.05 ERA) vs. Twins RHP Kyle Gibson (2-6, 3.58 ERA)

What to watch

1. First order of business. The Orioles allowed three runs in the first inning Friday night and have given up 74 runs in the first this season, more than in any other frame. Can Gausman keep the Twins off the board early?

2. Keeping the ball in the yard. Gausman has given up just eight homers this year, but three of them came in his first game of the season, a 7-0 loss to Minnesota at Camden Yards. Can he prevent the Twins from going deep?

3. Getting to Gibson. One of Gibson’s two wins this season was a 6-2 victory at Camden Yards during which he pitched six hitless innings. He’s given up a combined 19 hits in his past two starts. Can the Orioles figure him out?

Orioles lineup

3B Tim Beckham

CF Adam Jones

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SS Manny Machado

DH Mark Trumbo

1B Chris Davis

RF Danny Valencia

2B Jonathan Schoop

C Chance Sisco

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LF Jace Peterson

Twins lineup

1B Joe Mauer

DH Eddie Rosario

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2B Brian Dozier

3B Eduardo Escobar

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SS Jorge Polanco

RF Max Kepler

LF Robbie Grossman

CF Jake Cave

C Bobby Wilson


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