Pearce batting ninth

Steve Pearce is in the new Orioles lineup, batting ninth and serving as the designated hitter.

Adam Jones is in center field and Nate McLouth is in left.

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
Brian Roberts 2B
Steve Pearce DH

Miguel Gonzalez RHP

For the Astros
Jonathan Villar SS
LJ Hoes RF
Jose Altuve 2B
Jason Castro C
Chris Carter DH
Brett Wallace 1B
Brandon Barnes CF
Matt Dominguez 3B
Robbie Grossman LF

Brett Oberholtzer LHP

Jason Hammel said his arm has bothered him on and off since spring training. He described it as a tightness, and he feels it grab on certain pitches.

Hammel expects to undergo an MRI on Thursday. He didn't know that he was headed to the DL until arriving at the ballpark today.

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