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Tuesday night Orioles game thread: at Rays, 7:10 p.m.

John Means is back on the mound, there’s an all-women team in the broadcast booth, and the Orioles have a chance for a series win. There’s a lot going on today.

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This is a big day for Birdland. For a variety of reasons.

For one, it’s the return of John Means, who was cruising along in a Cy Young caliber start to the season before a sore left shoulder cut him down in early June. The lefty was 4-2 with a 2.28 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 71 innings when he left after two-thirds of an inning on June 5 against Cleveland.

Two, tonight will be a first, as a broadcasting team composed entirely of women will bring viewers the game on YouTube as MLB’s Game of the Week. Melanie Newman will handle the play-by-play, writer Sarah Langs will do the commentary, Alanna Rizzo will be the on-field reporter and Heidi Watney and Lauren Gardner will be pregame and postgame anchors, respectively.

And three, there’s a chance for a series win against a team that has tormented the O’s of late. After dropping each of its first six games against the Rays, Baltimore took down Tampa Bay 6-1 yesterday, and with a victory tonight will take their first set against the Tropicanians since Aug. 2 of last year.

Getting the ball for the Rays will be left-hander - and Baltimore native - Shane McClanahan, who is 3-3 with a 4.05 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 60 innings pitched. He has not faced the Orioles yet, but is coming off of a strong start during which he held the Blue Jays to one run on four hits in four innings.

Orioles lineup

1. Cedric Mullins CF

2. Austin Hays LF

3. Trey Mancini 1B

4. Ryan Mountcastle DH

5. Anthony Santander RF

6. Ramon Urias SS

7. Pedro Severino C

8. Pat Valaika 2B

9. Kelvin Gutierrez 3B

LHP John Means

Rays lineup

1. Yandy Diaz 1B

2. Wander Franco 3B

3. Austin Meadows DH

4. Randy Arozarena LF

5. Brandon Lowe RF

6. Taylor Walls SS

7. Francisco Mejia C

8. Vidal Brujan 2B

9. Kevin Kiermaier CF

LHP Shane McClanahan