Showalter breaks out familiar lineup in Detroit (updated)

Manager Buck Showalter is sticking with his usual lineup tonight against a right-handed starter, including Nate McLouth batting third and playing left field and Omar Quintanilla batting ninth and playing second base.

Joe Mahoney is listed among the reserves.

For the Orioles:
Nick Markakis RF
J.J. Hardy SS
Nate McLouth LF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Chris Davis DH
Mark Reynolds 1B
Manny Machado 3B
Omar Quintanilla 2B

Tommy Hunter RHP

Update: Let the speculation cease regarding Saturday’s starter. Tweets coming out of Detroit say Zach Britton has, indeed, joined the Orioles.

The club hasn’t announced a roster move, but it’s coming.

The Orioles are listing Saturday’s starter as TBA. Triple-A Norfolk is listing Saturday’s starter as Britton.

Not anymore.

The Orioles could use a few hot bats against Tigers starter Justin Verlander. Jones is 1-for-18 lifetime against him. Hardy is 3-for-24, Markakis is 7-for-34 and Davis is 1-for-9.

Wieters is 2-for-12, but he has a double and triple.

Jones is homerless in his last 71 at-bats, his longest stretch of the season. However, he’s hitting .310 (22-for-71) during that stretch.

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