Dickerson the DH today

Chris Dickerson is in the Orioles’ lineup today as the designated hitter, making his first start since June 17.

Dickerson is 4-for-7 against Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson.

For the Orioles
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Dickerson DH
Ryan Flaherty 2B

Freddy Garcia RHP

For the Blue Jays
Melky Cabrera LF
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Adam Lind 1B
Colby Rasmus CF
J.P. Arencibia C
Maicer Izturis 3B
Emilio Bonifacio 2B
Munesori Kawasaki SS

Josh Johnson RHP

Notes: Left-hander Zach Britton is officially listed as Monday night’s starter against the Indians at Camden Yards. Chris Tillman, Jason Hammel and Miguel Gonzalez will start the other three games of the series.

The Orioles are 1-2 in series finales where they risk being swept.

Davis has 51 extra-base hits in 75 games (27 homers and 24 doubles). According to STATS, since the franchise moved to Baltimore in 1954, no other Oriole has had more than 46 extra base hits through June 22. Miguel Tejada had 46 in 2005, and Brady Anderson had 43 in 1996.

Hardy’s .365 average in June is fifth-best in the American League among players with 18 or more games played. According to STATS, it’s the highest batting average for Hardy in any month of his career, topping his .362 average in June of 2011 and .339 average in July of 2008.

Shameless plug alert: I’m appearing on O’s Xtra today at 12:30 p.m. on MASN HD.

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