Reynolds batting cleanup, Wieters gets day off (Wolf is here)

The Orioles are going with an unusual lineup for an unusual 12:35 p.m. starting time for today's game against the White Sox at Camden Yards.

Mark Reynolds is batting cleanup for the first time this season. He's hit fifth in eight games, the highest he's risen in the lineup before today.

Manny Machado moves up to seventh despite a 5-for-33 slump. Taylor Teagarden is catching a day game after a night game, which puts Matt Wieters on the bench.

The Orioles are facing another left-hander, Jose Quintana, who's sporting a 3.08 ERA in four August starts.

For the Orioles:
Nick Markakis RF
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Mark Reynolds 1B
Lew Ford DH
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Robert Andino 2B
Taylor Teagarden C

Zach Britton LHP

NOTE: Randy Wolf is playing catch in the outfield. Earlier, he was "shadow throwing" - mimicking his delivery without holding a ball.

Wolf must be added to the roster by Friday to be eligible for the postseason.

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