Travis Ishikawa is starting at first base today for the Orioles in the series finale against the Tigers at Comerica Park. Chris Davis will get a partial break as the designated hitter.
Taylor Teagarden is catching today.
For the Orioles
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis DH
J.J. Hardy SS
Travis Ishikawa 1B
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Taylor Teagarden C
Chris Tillman RHP
For the Tigers
Austin Jackson CF
Andy Dirks LF
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Jhonny Peralta SS
Don Kelly RF
Omar Infante 2B
Bryan Holaday C
Rick Porcello RHP
The Orioles are listing all three starters for the Toronto series as TBA. The Blue Jays are listing R.A. Dickey, Chien-Ming Wang and Josh Johnson.
I see T-shirt possibilities.
The Orioles are 15-13 in day games this season, including 11-4 on the road.
In their 10 series finales that have decided the winner of a three-game series, the Orioles are
7-3, including a 4-2 mark on the road.
Among American League pitchers with 80 or more innings pitched on the road since the start of 2012, Chris Tillman’s 2.76 ERA in 84 2/3 innings ranks first ahead of Felix Hernandez (2.79 in 164 1/3 innings.)
Per STATS, Tillman (5-0, 2.41) is one of five Orioles pitchers since 1954 to start a season 5-0 or better with a sub-3.00 ERA through his first six road starts. The others are Hoyt Wilhelm (1959, 6-0, 0.67), Jim Palmer (1970, 5-0, 2.62), Jeff Ballard (1989, 6-0, 2.11) and Mike Mussina (1992, 5-0, 1.80).
Since Aug. 21, 2012, Tillman has made 11 consecutive starts on the road allowing three runs or fewer, which is tied with Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw for the longest active streak in the majors.
Machado leads the majors with 33 doubles. He has 10 more than the next player and 11 more than the next player in the AL (Davis). According to STATS, Machado is on pace to become one of the youngest players to lead the majors in doubles (age as of last regular season game of that season), joining Cesar Cedeno (1971, 40 doubles at 20 years and 217 days), Vada Pinson (1959, 47, 21.49), Alex Rodriguez (1996, 54, 21.64), Fred Dunlap (1880, 27, 21.133) and Cedeno (1972, 39, 21.222). Machado is currently 20 years and 348 days old.
Machado leads the majors with 101 hits, 30 multi-hit games and 33 doubles. In his last 52 games, he has 25 multi-hit games and is batting .347 with 27 doubles, two triples, three homers, 26 RBIs and 35 runs scored.
In his first 30 games through May 3, Hardy batted .191 (22-for-115) with four doubles, three homers, 15 RBIs, nine runs scored and two multi-hit games. Over the last 42 games since May 4, Hardy is batting .327 (53-for-162) with 10 doubles, 11 homers, 27 RBIs, 19 runs scored and 15 multi-hit games.