Baltimore Orioles showing Maryland pride with Sunday uniforms

By Alex Butler   |   May 18, 2017 at 7:43 PM
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May 18 (UPI) -- Fans will get free replica jerseys and the Baltimore Orioles will wear special outfits for "Celebrate Maryland Day" Saturday at Camden Yards.

The Orioles (23-16) are set to face-off against the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:35 p.m. Saturday in the second game of a three game series.

Baltimore is also hosting the 142nd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course this weekend. The Orioles' special kits feature a black cap with the Orioles logo and a Maryland flag pattern on the bill. The team's jerseys will be the home whites, with its script "Orioles," number and side patch featuring the flag pattern.

The game will feature special guests, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, who will throw out the first pitches.

After the game, the jerseys worn by the players and coaches will be autographed and auctioned off.

The Orioles' Twitter account also posted a feature where you can upload your photo under its special cap to see what it looks like.

The team is currently auctioning off its Mother's Day jerseys, which are also autographed and game-worn. Manny Machado's jersey from that game has a current bid of $1,460.

The proceeds from those jerseys will benefit the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation and The John Fetting Fund For Breast Cancer Prevention in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

The 2017 Preakness begins at 6:45 p.m. and will air on NBC starting at 5 p.m.

Baltimore has lost six of its last seven games, slipping down in the American League East. The team began its current skid after a six-game winning streak.

Pimlico Race Course is about 8.5 miles from Camden Yards.

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