Orioles and Rays lineups

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - I don’t think it’s possible for rain to come down any harder than what I’m hearing at Tropicana Field. The roof is being severely tested right now.

Let it pour buckets. First pitch will still happen at 3:10 p.m., give or take a few minutes.

Dome sweet dome.

Wei-Yin Chen has one win in his last nine starts. He’s failed to complete the sixth inning in three of the last five.

Brian Roberts is leading off as the designated hitter today, with Ryan Flaherty starting at second base. Flaherty is 1-for-19 lifetime at The Trop.

The Orioles have scored in only five of 36 innings in this series, and they’ve tallied more than one run in an inning only once. They’re batting .163 (20-for-123) in this series and .186 (62-for-334) on the road trip. They’ve scored four runs or fewer in 15 of their last 19 games.

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

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

For the Rays
Sean Rodriguez 1B
Ben Zobrist LF
Evan Longoria 3B
Wil Myers RF
Delmon Young DH
Yunel Escobar SS
Tim Beckham 2B
Jose Molina C
Sam Fuld CF

Chris Archer RHP

Chris Tillman said his ankle is fine after he tweaked it while covering third base in Boston. He threw a bullpen session yesterday without any issues and will start Tuesday against the Blue Jays at Camden Yards. He is, however, battling a nasty cold.

Bud Norris remains listed as Wednesday’s starter, with Miguel Gonzalez taking the mound Thursday.

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