Markakis leading off, Davis in left field

Orioles manager Buck Showalter just answered two pressing questions regarding the lineup: Who’s batting leadoff and who’s playing left field.

That would be Nick Markakis and Chris Davis, respectively.

Markakis has never batted first in the majors before tonight. Davis has never played left field.

For the Orioles:
Nick Markakis RF
J.J. Hardy SS
Jim Thome DH
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Chris Davis LF
Mark Reynolds 1B
Wilson Betemit 3B
Robert Andino 2B

Jason Hammel RHP

For the Tigers:
Austin Jackson CF
Quintin Berry LF
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Delmon Young DH
Brennan Boesch RF
Jhonny Peralta SS
Alex Avila C
Ryan Raburn 2B

Doug Fister RHP

Taylor Teagarden is catching again tonight at Single-A Delmarva, so Ronny Paulino remains on the Orioles bench.

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