Orioles and Mariners lineups

The Orioles conclude their West Coast trip today in Seattle, and they’ve got Manny Machado at third base for the second consecutive game.

Steve Pearce is in the lineup for only the second time in the last five games.

The Orioles are 5-4 on the trip despite batting .196 and averaging 3.7 runs per game. The starters have posted a 3.07 ERA.

For the Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Steve Pearce LF
Adam Jones CF
Nelson Cruz DH
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Manny Machado 3B
Caleb Joseph C
Jonathan Schoop 2B

Miguel Gonzalez RHP

For the Mariners
James Jones CF
Dustin Ackley LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kendrys Morales DH
Kyle Seager 3B
Corey Hart RF
Logan Morrison 1B
Mike Zunino C
Chris Taylor SS

Roenis Elias RHP

Orioles manager Buck Showalter has pushed back left-hander Wei-Yin Chen to the weekend series against the Mariners, as I suggested yesterday.

Chen threw eight scoreless innings Thursday night in Seattle. Also, left-handers are hitting .298 against Chen this season and the Angels are batting .278 against southpaws. May as well match him up against the Mariners.

Here are the starters for the series against the Angels at Camden Yards:

Tuesday: Chris Tillman (7-5, 3.92 ERA) vs. Jered Weaver (11-6, 3.36 ERA)
Wednesday: Kevin Gausman (4-3, 3.67 ERA) vs. Garrett Richards (11-3, 2.62 ERA)
Thursday: Bud Norris (6-7, 3.94 ERA) vs. Tyler Skaggs (5-5, 4.49 ERA)

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