Flaherty stays at second base, Teagarden starts behind the plate (and Indians lineup)

Ryan Flaherty is getting another start at second base today, as manager Buck Showalter plays the hot hand.

Flaherty has homered in back-to-back games.

Also, Taylor Teagarden is behind the plate today, with Matt Wieters joining the reserves.

For the Orioles:
Nick Markakis RF
J.J. Hardy SS
Jim Thome DH
Adam Jones CF
Wilson Betemit 3B
Chris Davis LF
Mark Reynolds 1B
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Taylor Teagarden C

Zach Britton LHP

Over his last six games, Thome is 9-for-26 (.346) with three doubles, two home runs, four RBIs and four runs scored.

Davis is batting .160 (15-for-94) in last 26 games since June 15.

Jones is 6-for-11 with four doubles, one home run and three RBIs lifetime against Indians starter Josh Tomlin. Betemit is 8-for-19 with three doubles, two homers, four RBIs and three walks.

The Orioles have won four straight games for the first time since they won five in a row from June 9-14 vs. the Phillies and Pirates, which was their longest winning streak of the season.

This is the first time that the Orioles won four straight on the road since May 16-19 at Kansas City and Washington.

This is the earliest that the Orioles have reached the 50-victory mark since 2005 (July 18).

The Orioles (37-0) and Pirates (46-0) are the only teams that are undefeated when leading after the seventh inning.

The Orioles are 14-31 when scoring three runs or fewer after going 10-54 in 2011. They’re 8-21 when scoring two runs or fewer after going 5-35 last year.

The Orioles are 33-14 in games decided by one (18-6) or two (15-8) runs, and they’re 7-0 in one-run games dating back to June 22.

For the Indians:
Shin-Soo Choo RF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Jason Kipnis 2B
Jose Lopez 3B
Michael Brantley CF
Carlos Santana 1B
Shelley Duncan DH
Lou Marson C
Aaron Cunningham LF

Josh Tomlin RHP

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