Gausman is in Boston (with lineups and updates)

BOSTON - Pitcher Kevin Gausman has joined the Orioles and is currently at Fenway Park.

The Orioles haven't announced a roster move. They could option left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, who started last night, and bring him back in a few days.

Gausman is 1-2 with a 4.04 ERA in eight games at Triple-A Norfolk, including seven starts. He was 1-3 with a 6.21 ERA in nine games with the Orioles, including five starts.

Gausman provides an extra bullpen arm after the Orioles lost to the Red Sox, 13-2, last night.

Right-hander Bud Norris will try again to record his career-high 10th victory tonight, as the Orioles continue their three-game series against the Red Sox.

The Orioles tied their season high by allowing 13 runs Tuesday, matching their total from June 23 in Toronto. It was the 23rd time in club history that the Orioles surrendered 13 runs or more to Boston and the 15th time at Fenway Park.

Chris Davis' 43 home runs as a first baseman are the most by an American Leaguer since Carlos Pena hit 46 for the Rays in 2007.

For the Orioles:

Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Chris Davis 1B
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
J.J. Hardy SS
Matt Wieters C
Wilson Betemit DH
Brian Roberts 2B

Bud Norris RHP

For the Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Daniel Nava LF
Mike Napoli 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Stephen Drew SS
Xander Bogaerts 3B

John Lackey RHP

Here are the pitching matchups for the three-game series at Yankee Stadium:

Friday: Miguel Gonzalez (8-6, 3.77 ERA) vs. CC Sabathia (11-11, 4.81 ERA)
Saturday: Scott Feldman (4-3, 4.56 ERA) vs. Ivan Nova (7-4, 3.14 ERA)
Sunday: TBA vs. Phil Hughes (4-13, 4.91 ERA)

Down on the farm, Double-A Bowie placed outfielder Trayvon Robinson on the seven-day disabled list. Infielder Travis Adair moves up from Single-A Frederick to Bowie.

Adair, the son of Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair, has an 18-game hitting streak.

Does it transfer to Bowie? How exactly does that work?

Update: Still waiting for the corresponding move that will all Gausman to be added to the roster. Still assuming Chen will be sent to the Gulf Coast League. Stay tuned.

The addition of Gausman will give the Orioles an eight-man bullpen and leave them with a four-men bench.

Update II: It's official: Chen has been optioned to the Gulf Coast League to make room for Gausman.


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