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Game 112: Orioles (63-48) @ Blue Jays (60-53), 7:05 p.m. ET

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It's the birds versus the less successful birds in the battle of AL East foes. Let's do it, boys!

Jonathan Ernst

Guys, I am so darn jazzed up about this game right here. Really, this whole series is HUGE! Right now, the O's sit four games up on these Blue Jays for first place in the vaunted AL East. Tonight also starts a set of six straight games against foes with bird mascots. So this is more than a playoff push. This is about who is the best feathered flock in the game.

Some big changes to the Baltimore birds. Chris Davis is down to seventh in the lineup and Delmon Young (no relation yours truly) is swinging the four stick. Oh my goodness! Who projected that at the start of the season?

For a more in-depth preview check out my preview and I will see you afterward for the recap.

Baltimore Orioles Toronto Blue Jays
RF Nick Markakis (L) SS Jose Reyes (S)
3B Manny Machado (R) LF Melky Cabrera (S)
CF Adam Jones (R) RF Jose Baustista (R)
DH Delmon Young (R) C Dioner Navarro (S)
LF Nelson Cruz (R) 1B Juan Francisco (L)
SS J.J. Hardy (R) 3B Brett Lawrie (R)
1B Chris Davis (L) DH Colby Rasmus (L)
C Caleb Joseph (R) 2B Munenori Kawasaki (L)
2B Jonathan Schoop (R) CF Anthony Gose (L)
RHP Bud Norris LHP Mark Buehrle