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
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.
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.