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The Baltimore Orioles begin their 21st season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and as is tradition, are greeted by a festive throng of supporters filling the stadium from the first row to the last. This year's opener marks two decades since Rick Sutcliffe made for grand memories, pitching a five-hit shutout in a 2-0 Orioles victory, and the ballpark took the baseball world by storm. The Orioles enter the 2012 season coming off a 2011 campaign marred by 69-93 record and fifth-place AL East finish, but capped off with a walk-off victory over the Boston Red Sox that was part of what has since been considered by many the greatest night in baseball history. The Minnesota Twins, meanwhile, will be trying to return in 2012 to the winning ways that defined the decade prior to their disastrous 2011 season, a year marked by injury, a 63-99 record, and a fifth-place finish in the AL Central. Right-hander Jake Arrieta makes his first Opening Day start and second consecutive start in an Orioles home opener, while the Twins counter with right-hander Carl Pavano. FOR THE ORIOLES: Nolan Reimold - LF J.J. Hardy - SS Nick Markakis - RF Adam Jones - CF Matt Wieters - C Wilson Betemit - DH Mark Reynolds - 3B Chris Davis - 1B Robert Andino - 2B Jake Arrieta - RHP FOR THE TWINS: Denard Span - CF Jamey Carroll - SS Joe Mauer - C Justin Morneau - DH Josh Willingham - LF Ryan Doumit - RF Danny Valencia - 3B Chris Parmelee - 1B Alexi Casilla - 2B Carl Pavano - RHP