Davis named Most Valuable Oriole (plus lineups)

In maybe the least surprising news of the day, Chris Davis has been voted 2013 Most Valuable Oriole by the local media.

Davis enters today’s season finale leading the majors with 53 homers, 96 extra-base hits and 138 RBIs. His home run and extra-base hit totals are club records. He also ranks in the top three in the American League in slugging percentage, OPS, runs and doubles. He is only the third player in major league history to rack up at least 50 homers and 40 doubles in a season, joining Babe Ruth and Albert Belle.

Davis received all but one first-place vote in the MVO balloting with Adam Jones receiving the other. Jones finished second and Manny Machado was third while Chris Tillman also received votes.

As for today’s game, Jonathan Schoop is back in the Orioles lineup at second base. He said he feels good after experiencing some stiffness Saturday.

Jones is not in the lineup, however. Nate McLouth is playing center field with Steve Pearce in left.

For the Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Mike Carp LF
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
John McDonald 2B
Quintin Berry RF

Allen Webster RHP

For the Orioles
Brian Roberts DH
Nick Markakis RF
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis 1B
Steve Pearce LF
Nate McLouth CF
Danny Valencia 3B
Steve Clevenger C
Jonathan Schoop 2B

Chris Tillman RHP

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