Reporting Mark Zinno
It’s a match-up of teams near the top of their respective divisions when the Pirates meet the Orioles at Camden Yards. Wei-Yin Chen will go for his 6th win of the season. The Pirates counter with Brad Lincoln. Game time is 7:05. Baltimore Baseball Tonight starts at 6 p.m. live from Pickles Pub right here on 1057 The FAN.
The first place Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a 5-year contract extension with two-time all-star Andre Ethier worth $85 million. The deal also includes a $17.5 million vesting option for a sixth year. The deal will keep him in Tinsel Town through 2017.
The NBA finals get underway Tuesday night in Oklahoma City. The Miami Heat play in their second consecutive finals while the Thunder are making their first finals appearance since leaving Seattle. During the regular season the two teams split the regular season series with each team winning on their home floor. Tip-off is at 9 p.m. Thursday.
The Ravens begin mandatory mini-camp this week in Owings Mills. The only Ravens player who won’t be in attendance is running back Ray Rice who is still holding out for a new contract. Linebacker Terrell Suggs announced that he is off crutches just a few weeks after the surgery that repaired his torn Achilles tendon.