Orioles and Reds lineups

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:
Heisey RF
Phillips 2B
Votto 1B
Gomes DH
Lewis LF
Stubbs CF
Hernandez C
Cairo 3B
Janish SS

Bailey RHP

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