Blake Davis is back at second base today.
For the Orioles:
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Derrek Lee 1B
Luke Scott LF
Mark Reynolds 3B
Blake Davis 2B
Craig Tatum C
Jeremy Guthrie RHP
Guthrie has never faced the Reds. Jonny Gomes is 3-for-7 with a double and home run against him. Scott Rolen is 2-for-15.
Hardy is batting .368 with seven doubles, six homers and 12 RBIs as the leadoff hitter.
Since May 21, Hardy leads major league shortstops in home runs (eight), on-base percentage (.412) and slugging percentage (.612), is second in average (.352) and runs scored (22), and third in RBIs (19).
Markakis has hit in a team season-high 15 straight games, going 27-for-69 (.391) with four doubles, two homers, nine RBIs and seven runs scored. It’s the third-longest hitting streak of his career, behind a pair of 17-game streaks (most recently April 13-May 1, 2009).
Jones has at least one RBI in seven straight games.
Reynolds has drawn 15 walks in his last 16 games.
The Orioles are 5-for-37 with runners in scoring position in their last four games.
Single-A Frederick first baseman Tyler Townsend is being activated today from the seven-day disabled list. Townsend was sidelined with a hamstring injury.
For the Reds: