Markakis returns to Orioles lineup

Nick Markakis is back in right field tonight for the Orioles after the birth of his third son, Toby, yesterday afternoon.

Markakis was used as a pinch-hitter last night.

Wilson Betemit is serving as the designated hitter. He's hitless in nine at-bats since coming off the disabled list.

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

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Much appreciated.

If I don't update the blog as much as usual tonight, it's only because I'm immersed in Season One of "Murder She Wrote." And I'm blaming every typo and mistake on a "senior moment."

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to chase some kids off my lawn.

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