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Gameday Thread: O's at Pirates, rubber match

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     Bruce Chen, LH                  Kip Wells, RH
     (5-3, 3.53)                     (4-4, 3.58)

     CF D Newhan                     RF M Lawton
     3B M Mora                       CF T Redman
     SS M Tejada                     LF J Bay
     1B R Palmeiro                   3B R Mackowiak
     LF B Surhoff                    1B D Ward
     2B C Gomez                      2B J Castillo
     RF J Gibbons                    C  H Cota
     C  S Fasano                     SS J Wilson
     P  B Chen                       P  K Wells

Game time is 7:05 on CSN and FSN Pittsburgh.

Wells is another guy that came over from the White Sox in that Todd Ritchie deal, a deal that haunted Chicago as they looked for steady pitching, basically until this season. Wells was very good his first two seasons in Pittsburgh before struggling last year. He's returned to form this season.

Chen's last two outings have been solid starts against the Tigers, one a loss and one a no-decision. He hasn't picked up a win since May 18 at Kansas City despite not having a bad start in the three since. The road is not his favorite place.

Win this one, and then an off-day before we head to Cincy.