Markakis playing first base tonight

Nick Markakis is getting the start at first base tonight for the Orioles while Chris Davis awaits the results of an MRI on his left oblique.

Davis said he feels much better today and thinks he can avoid the disabled list.

Jemile Weeks has officially been recalled, and he’s leading off as the designated hitter.

Going back to last night, catcher Matt Wieters’ streak of 99 consecutive errorless games came to an end.

The Orioles are 0-6 when they make an error.

Wieters had registered four straight multi-hit games, batting .474 (9-for-19) with two doubles, a home run and five RBIs in that span. He’s 4-for-5 lifetime against former Oriole Jeremy Guthrie, who starts tonight for the Royals.

Markakis has hit safely in five straight games and leads the Orioles with nine multi-hit games. He’s batting .333 (7-for-21) during his streak.

Markakis is four hits shy of 1,400 for his career. He’s 2-for-5 lifetime against Guthrie. This will be the fourth game in his career that Markakis has played first.

Davis’ streak of reaching base ended at 20 consecutive games. By the way, he’s 1-for-16 with a home run against Guthrie.

The Orioles have gone 28 1/3 innings without a home run at Camden Yards. The last one was a solo shot by Wieters with two outs in the eighth inning of an April 13 game versus the Blue Jays.

For the Orioles
Jemile Weeks DH
Nelson Cruz RF
Nick Markakis 1B
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 3B
Jonathan Schoop 2B
David Lough LF

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

Guthrie is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in two starts against his former team, with two earned runs (three total) and 13 hits in 12 innings.

Billy Butler is 7-for-12 with two doubles, a triple and two home runs against Chen.

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