Faulkner outrighted, Orioles and Blue Jays lineups

Left-hander Andrew Faulkner cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.

Faulkner joins Logan Verrett, Tyler Wilson and Jayson Aquino as pitchers who were outrighted since Sept. 5 after the Orioles designated them for assignment.

Faulkner, 24, was 3-0 with a 2.79 ERA in 34 games with Triple-A Norfolk. He allowed only one home run in 38 2/3 innings and opponents were batting .216. Left-handers posted a .208 average.

The Orioles acquired Faulkner from the Rangers on April 6 for cash considerations and designated him on Friday to make room for shortstop J.J. Hardy on the 40-man roster.

joseph-swing-gray-sidebar.jpgCaleb Joseph is catching again tonight while Welington Castillo recovers from another foul ball to the groin region. Seth Smith is in right field.

Kevin Gausman turned in back-to-back scoreless outings before allowing five runs in three innings Thursday afternoon against the Yankees. He shut out the Blue Jays over six innings on Sept. 1 at Camden Yards and is 2-0 with a 1.57 ERA in five starts against them this season.

Kevin Pillar is 10-for-22 (.455) lifetime against Gausman. Darwin Barney is 6-for-17 (.353) with a home run, Ezequiel Carrera is 6-for-19 (.316) with a double and home run, and Steve Peace is 5-for-10.

Kendrys Morales is 1-for-13.

Marcus Stroman is making his second start since being hit by a Mark Trumbo line drive on Sept. 2 at Camden Yards. He’s 3-3 with a 4.29 ERA in nine career games against the Orioles.

Trumbo is 7-for-18 (.389) with two doubles and a home run against Stroman. Jonathan Schoop is 3-for-20 (.150).

For the Orioles
Tim Beckham SS
Manny Machado 3B
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Adam Jones CF
Trey Mancini LF
Mark Trumbo DH
Chris Davis 1B
Seth Smith RF
Caleb Joseph C

Kevin Gausman RHP

For the Blue Jays
Richard Ureña SS
Josh Donaldson 3B
Justin Smoak 1B
José Bautista RF
Kendrys Morales DH
Kevin Pillar CF
Russell Martin C
Teoscar Hernandez LF
Ryan Goins 2B

Marcus Stroman RHP

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