Guerrero back in cleanup spot (Berken injured)

J.J. Hardy is batting leadoff tonight and Vladimir Guerrero has returned to cleanup.

Robert Andino is batting seventh. His name has appeared in the seventh spot once this season, but he doesn’t have an official at-bat.

For the Orioles:
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Robert Andino 2B
Nolan Reimold LF
Josh Bell 3B

Jo-Jo Reyes LHP

Manager Buck Showalter told reporters in Oakland that reliever Jason Berken has a sore elbow and will be examined this weekend by Dr. Lewis Yocum.

I’m not joking.

Berken threw one-third of an inning on Wednesday. He’s 1-2 with a 5.80 ERA in 35 appearances.

Berken is expected to go on the disabled list to make room for left-hander Zach Britton, who will start Monday night in Minnesota.

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