Orioles and Mariners lineups

Third baseman Manny Machado remains out of the lineup tonight for the Orioles series-opener against the Mariners at Safeco Field.

Machado was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup in Anaheim with tightness and spasms in his lower back, and he didn’t play last night.

Ryan Flaherty gets another start at third base. Delmon Young is batting second and serving as the designated hitter.

Nelson Cruz is in left field. Steve Pearce is out of the lineup for the second consecutive game.

Pearce is 1-for-12 in his last three games and 4-for-21 in his last six.

The Blue Jays and Yankees won today, reducing the Orioles’ lead in the American League East to 2 1/2 games.

For the Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Delmon Young DH
Adam Jones CF
Nelson Cruz LF
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Ryan Flaherty 3B
Caleb Joseph C

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

For the Mariners
James Jones CF
Stefen Romero RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Corey Hart 1B
Kyle Seager 3B
Jesus Montero DH
Dustin Ackley LF
Mike Zunino C
Chris Taylor SS

Hisashi Iwakuma RHP

The Orioles committed two errors last night and are 0-6 this season when making multiple errors.

Since June 27, the Orioles have allowed three stolen bases in eight attempts. Their 62.5 percent caught stealing rate leads the majors in that span.

The Nationals rank second with seven steals allowed in that time. The White Sox are second in the American League with nine.

Kendrys Morales, acquired today by the Mariners, is a lifetime .389/.422/.602 hitter with six doubles, five home runs and 27 RBIs in 29 games against the Orioles. He’s expected in Seattle for Friday night’s game.

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