SARASOTA, Fla. - Nate McLouth will lead off and play center field today against the Boston Red Sox.
Brian Roberts is batting second. Wilson Betemit, who started at third base yesterday, is the designated hitter.
For the Orioles:
Nate McLouth CF
Brian Roberts 2B
Matt Wieters C
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Wilson Betemit DH
Manny Machado 3B
Chris Dickerson RF
Lew Ford LF
Zach Britton LHP
Chris Tillman’s bullpen session went well yesterday and he’s scheduled to throw two innings Saturday at Twin Lakes Park. Tillman had been shut down briefly with abdominal soreness.
The Orioles will host the return of Tag Day on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m.-noon at Camden Yards.
Tag Day gives fans interested in purchasing either a full or partial season plan for the 2013 season the opportunity to “try out” their seats before they buy. Available seats will be tagged with pennants, and Orioles sales representatives will be stationed in each section to discuss season plan options and answer questions.
The Oriole Park center-field video board will air two showings of “The BUCKle Up Birds, An Underdog Story” at 9:15 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. for fans to enjoy.
Orioles season plans are available in 81-game, 29-game, and 13-game packages. Season plan holders are exclusively entitled to Orange Carpet Benefits, including a significant discount on tickets and parking over single game prices, early entrance to the ballpark for batting practice at each home game, priority access to special events and more.
Tickets for plans purchased at Tag Day will be printed immediately, allowing fans to take their tickets home with them. The Orioles box office will also be open for single game ticket purchases.
Free parking for Tag Day is available in Lot A. Fans should use the Home Plate Plaza entrance to the ballpark, located between gates D and E. For more information, call 1-888-848-BIRD or visit www.orioles.com.
For the Red Sox:
Bradley Jr. CF