Arrieta starting, Chavez on the bench (updated)

Wishing reliever Pedro Strop a happy 27th birthday and passing along an Orioles lineup that once again includes Brian Roberts at the leadoff spot and second base.

Jake Arrieta is getting the start tonight in place of left-hander Brian Matusz, who fouled a bunt off his nose yesterday. Arrieta will work on normal rest.

Matusz is still expected to pitch Friday in Atlanta, with Tommy Hunter taking the ball tomorrow night. We’re waiting for official word.

Matusz is taking batting practice today with the other pitchers. Way to get back on that horse.

Endy Chavez, who left last night’s game with a strained right hamstring, is listed among the reserves.

For the Orioles:
Brian Roberts 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis DH
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Wilson Betemit 3B
Steve Pearce LF
Ryan Flaherty RF

Jake Arrieta RHP

For the Pirates:
Alex Presley LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Garrett Jones DH
Casey McGehee 1B
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Jose Tabata RF
Clint Barmes SS
Michael McKenry C

Kevin Correia RHP

The Orioles’ 2012 Food and Funds Drive results: 4,026 pounds of food and $20,350 for the Maryland Food Bank. Well done.

Update: Matusz has been confirmed as the Friday starter in Atlanta.

Also, Chavez said his hamstring is feeling better but is still sore. The Orioles will see how it responds in the next day or two. Chavez said, “I don’t think it’s that bad.”

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