Machado out of Orioles lineup for series finale

DETROIT - Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is out of today’s lineup due to a sore right index finger.

Machado-Throws-Gray-Sidebar.jpgThe discomfort in the finger apparently was caused by Machado fouling off a couple of pitches.

Machado has started all 38 games this season. He’s batting .224/.308/.441 with six doubles, nine home runs and 23 RBIs.

Ryan Flaherty gets the start at third base today.

This isn’t the worst game for Machado to sit out, considering his reaction last night to umpire CB Bucknor’s ruling on his checked swing. Bucknor is behind the plate this afternoon.

Trey Mancini is in left field and he moves up to second in the order. Adam Jones drops to third. Caleb Joseph is catching.

For the Orioles
Seth Smith RF
Trey Mancini LF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Mark Trumbo DH
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Ryan Flaherty 3B
Caleb Joseph C
J.J. Hardy SS

Dylan Bundy RHP

For the Tigers
Ian Kinsler 2B
Nick Castellanos 3B
J.D. Martinez RF
Victor Martinez DH
Justin Upton LF
Alex Avila C
Tyler Collins CF
Andrew Romine 1B
José Iglesias SS

Jordan Zimmermann RHP

Here are the starters for the series against the Blue Jays at Camden Yards:

Friday: Chris Tillman vs. Aaron Sanchez
Saturday: Kevin Gausman vs. Mike Bolsinger
Sunday: Wade Miley vs. Marco Estrada

Gabriel Ynoa will throw a bullpen session on Friday, face a couple of hitters later in the weekend and go on an injury rehab assignment while healing from a hamstring injury.

Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson is celebrating his 80th birthday today. Great third baseman, an even better person.

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