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Orioles pregame: O's open six-game homestand tonight against the Rays

The

Orioles

return home from their eight-game road trip to Minnesota and Cleveland to open up their own six-game homestand tonight against the Tampa Bay

Rays

.

Nine of the Orioles' next 13 games will be against

American League East

rivals Tampa Bay and New York. And this weekend, the surging

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Oakland A's
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, who are 9-1 in their last 10 games and lead the Orioles for the second AL Wild Card spot by 1/2 game, arrive at

Camden Yards

.

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Obviously,

for the Orioles.

Newly-acquired infielder Omar Quintanilla will make his first Orioles start at second base after starting at shortstop yesterday. Also,

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Chris Davis
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returns to left field after making a start at first base yesterday.

Orioles manager Buck Showater said right-handed reliever

Matt Lindstrom

(left knee) will be available in the bullpen tonight. The Rays will have an advantage if this game goes to the bullpen early because they arrived in Baltimore yesterday and were off.

Here are the starting lineups:

Orioles

Nick Markakis RF

J.J. Hardy SS

Jim Thome DH

Adam Jones CF

Matt Wieters C

Wilson Betemit 3B

Chris Davis LF

Mark Reynolds 1B

Omar Quintanilla 2B

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

Rays

Desmond Jennings CF

B.J. Upton DH

Ben Zobrist 2B

Jeff Keppinger 1B

Matt Joyce RF

Sean Rodriguez SS

Sam Fuld LF

Jose Lobaton C

Brooks Conrad 3B

Jeremy Hellickson RHP

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