McLouth sits vs. Saunders (Steve Johnson update)

Orioles manager Buck Showalter is sticking with his right-handed lineup tonight against Mariners left-hander Joe Saunders, which puts Nate McLouth on the bench.

Nolan Reimold is starting in left field and Steve Pearce is serving as the designated hitter.

For the Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Steve Pearce DH
Nolan Reimold LF
Alexi Casilla 2B

Zach Britton LHP

Wieters is 2-for-2 with a home run lifetime against Saunders, who pitched for the Orioles last season. Hardy is 1-for-2 with a home run.

Small sample sizes.

Davis is 2-for-13 with a home run and six strikeouts.

Note: Making his second injury-rehab start tonight for Triple-A Norfolk, Steve Johnson allowed two runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings, with two walks, eight strikeouts and a wild pitch. He threw 87 pitches, 59 for strikes.

Jason Pridie and Danny Valencia homered in the third inning, and Russ Canzler homered in the fifth.

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