Orioles pregame: Early notes and starting lineups from Camden Yards

Following last night's thrilling 10-6 win over the



Camden Yards

, the


can gain sole possesion of first place in the

AL East

with a victory over New York tonight.

Orioles rookie left-handed

Wei-Yin Chen

can win his 13th game of the season, most since

Erik Bedard

won 13 in 2007. With his next win, Chen will also tie

Hong-Chih Kuo

for second-most career victories by a Tawainese-born pitcher in major league history.

Here's what's going on around the Orioles' clubhouse:

-- Right-hander

Chris Tillman

, who took four days off after coming out of Sunday's game with a dead right arm, threw long toss today up to 120 feet and then back to shorter distances. He could throw off a mound Saturday or Sunday. "I feel good now," Tillman said. "It's kind of in their hands now. I felt good today."

-- Former Orioles right-hander

Jason Berken

, who was designated for assignment Monday in order to add left-handed reliever

Zach Phillips

to the 40-man roster, was claimed off waivers by the

Chicago Cubs


-- Left-handed reliever

Troy Patton

(sprained right ankle) threw from both a flat mound and a half mound Friday and is slated to throw from a full mound Sunday. The Orioles will have a better idea of a timetable for his return after then.

-- Orioles designated hitter

Jim Thome

(herniated disk) took 40 dry swings in Sarasota. Showalter is optimistic that Thome can still help the team, but there's no estimate on a possible return.

-- Orioles right-hander

Miguel Gonzalez

is slated to start Tuesday’s series opener against the


. Monday’s off day allows Gonzalez to work on five days rest.

-- Orioles first-round pick

Kevin Gausman

, out of LSU, will make his Double-A debut for Bowie in Game 3 of the opening round of the Eastern Lague playoffs. He should be limited to three innings.

-- The Orioles also officially recalled right-handed

Jake Arrieta

. He will be used as a reliever for now, but Showalter said he's one of eight canidates to earn starts.

Here are tonight's starting lineups:

Nick Markakis


J.J. Hardy


Nate McLouth


Adam Jones


Matt Wieters


Mark Reynolds


Chris Davis


Manny Machado 3B

Robert Andino


Wei-Yin Chen LHP

Derek Jeter

, SS

Nick Swisher

, RF

Robinson Cano

, 2B

Alex Rodriguez

, DH

Russell Martin

, C

Curtis Granderson

, CF

Andruw Jones

, LF

Steve Pearce

, 1B

Casey McGehee

, 3B