Orioles and Yankees lineups

NEW YORK - Shortstop J.J. Hardy is out of the lineup again today because of lingering back issues. The early-season absences are particularly frustrating to Hardy because he said this year's spring training was one of the healthiest of his career.

With Hardy sidelined, the Orioles will go with Ryan Flaherty at short, Steve Lombardozzi at second and Jonathan Schoop at third.

For the Orioles

David Lough LF
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
Nelson Cruz DH
Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Ryan Flaherty SS
Jonathan Schoop 3B

Ubaldo Jimenez RHP

For the Yankees
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Carlos Beltran RF
Brian McCann C
Alfonso Soriano DH
Brian Roberts 2B
Kelly Johnson 1B
Yangervis Solarte 3B

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

Jeter and Jorge Posada will catch ceremonial first pitches from Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera.

Shameless plug alert: I'm appearing on "O's Xtra" at 12:30 p.m. on MASN.

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