Orioles lineup vs. Rays (Tolleson on DL)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Robert Andino moves up to second in the lineup today against Rays left-hander David Price, with J.J. Hardy dropping to third.

This is the second time in 2012 that Andino has batted second, and the sixth time that Hardy has batted third.

For the Orioles:
Nick Markakis RF
Robert Andino 3B
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters DH
Lew Ford LF
Mark Reynolds 1B
Omar Quintanilla 2B
Taylor Teagarden C

Miguel Gonzalez RHP

For the Rays:
Jennings LF
Upton CF
Joyce RF
Zobrist 2B
Keppinger DH
Pena 1B
Roberts 3B
Lobaton C
Johnson SS

Price LHP

The Orioles have 31 road wins this year, eclipsing their 2011 total with 25 more away games to play. They hadn’t won 31 road games since 2008, and they haven’t won more than 31 since 2007 (34).

In the last eight games, the Orioles are .308 with 17 doubles, nine homers and 39 runs scored.

I mentioned last night that Nate McLouth was the 11th player to start in left field for the Orioles this season. As a reminder, here are the other 10:

Xavier Avery
Wilson Betemit
Endy Chavez
Chris Davis
Ryan Flaherty
Lew Ford
Bill Hall
Steve Pearce
Nolan Reimold
Steve Tolleson

Hall seemed to be forgotten by many fans when I issued the challenge last night. The most common mistake was listing Andino.

NOTE: Tolleson was placed on the minor league disabled list after breaking the tip of his right index finger last night while fielding a ground ball.

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