Davis scratched, Flaherty in right field (Reynolds and Flaherty homer)

We have a lineup change for the Orioles.

Chris Davis has been scratched and Ryan Flaherty is starting in right field. Matt Wieters moves up to third.

Reporters in Anaheim were told Davis has a right trapezius strain.

For the Orioles:
Xavier Avery LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Matt Wieters C
Adam Jones CF
Jim Thome DH
Wilson Betemit 3B
Mark Reynolds 1B
Ryan Flaherty RF
Robert Andino 2B

Jake Arrieta RHP

Manager Buck Showalter told reporters that Miguel Gonzalez will start tomorrow night. Left-hander Dana Eveland remains in the bullpen.

Down on the farm, Tommy Hunter allowed five runs and seven hits in five-plus innings for Triple-A Norfolk, with three walks and six strikeouts. He threw 94 pitches, 58 for strikes.

Hunter gave up back-to-back home runs to Durham's Brandon Allen and Henry Wrigley in the fourth. He surrendered 20 home runs in 81 innings with the Orioles.

Update: Jim Thome had an RBI single in the first inning - only his third at-bat with RISP since joining the Orioles, according to MASN's Gary Thorne - and Mark Reynolds and Ryan Flaherty hit back-to-back homers leading off the second to give the Orioles a 3-1 lead.

Matt Wieters' RBI groundout increased the lead to 4-1.

Both of Flaherty's home runs as a rookie have come in back-to-back fashion. #copycat

Actually, his first one was in back-to-back-to-back fashion in Game 1 of a May 10 doubleheader vs. the Rangers. Flaherty, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis homered off Colby Lewis in the first inning.

Garrett Richards had allowed only two home runs before tonight.

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