Leading off for the Orioles: Manny Machado

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter is breaking out a new lineup tonight, one that includes Manny Machado as the leadoff hitter.

Machado has never batted first, but he’s doing it tonight.

Adam Jones moves up to second - he’s started in that slot in 135 career games - followed by Chris Davis and Danny Valencia.

Looks like Showalter is trying to jump-start the offense.

Ben Zobrist is 5-for-9 with a double and home run against Orioles starter Jason Hammel. James Loney is 12-for-36 with three doubles, three homers and nine RBIs.

Yunel Escobar is 4-for-22 against Hammel.

For the Orioles
Manny Machado 3B
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Danny Valencia DH
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Michael Morse LF
Brian Roberts 2B

Jason Hammel RHP

For the Rays
David DeJesus LF
Desmond Jennings CF
Ben Zobrist 2B
Evan Longoria 3B
Wil Myers DH
Matt Joyce RF
James Loney 1B
Jose Molina C
Yunel Escobar SS

David Price LHP

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