Flaherty starting at second base today, Markakis dropped to fifth

Ryan Flaherty replaced Brian Roberts at second base in the ninth inning night, and he’s starting at second this afternoon against the Giants.


Flaherty is batting seventh, followed by catcher Taylor Teagarden.

Nick Markakis drops to fifth in the order for the first time this season. He’s batted fifth in six career games, going 5-for-9 with a home run. Markakis is 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs lifetime against Giants right-hander Chad Gaudin.

For the Orioles
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Chris Davis 1B
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Taylor Teagarden C
Wei-Yin Chen LHP

For the Giants
Marco Scutaro 2B
Joaquin Arias SS
Brandon Belt 1B
Buster Posey C
Hunter Pence RF
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Jeff Francoeur LF
Andres Torres CF
Chad Gaudin RHP

The Orioles are listing Scott Feldman, Miguel Gonzalez and Chris Tillman as the starters for the three-game series in Arizona that begins Monday night.

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