Machado back in Orioles lineup

Manny Machado has returned to the Orioles lineup tonight after an illness kept him in the dugout last night.

Chris Davis isn’t starting against Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. He’s 5-for-27 (.185) with one home run and 14 strikeouts against the former Orioles farmhand. Machado is 6-for-31 (.194) with two doubles.

Joey Rickard is leading off and playing left field while Trey Mancini handles first base. Austin Wynns is behind the plate.

Rodriguez is 7-1 with a 3.68 ERA and 1.197 WHIP in 12 starts. He’s struck out 77 batters in 66 innings.

Though Rodriguez hasn’t completed the sixth inning in five of his last six starts, he’s gone 4-1 in that stretch. Left-handers are hitting .146 against him this season and right-handers are hitting .244.

Rodriguez is 5-5 with a 3.97 ERA and 1.249 WHIP in 12 career starts against the Orioles and 3-2 with a 2.75 ERA and 1.042 WHIP in seven starts at Camden Yards.

adam-jones-homer-rangers-side.jpgAdam Jones is 10-for-30 (.333) with two doubles and two home runs. Mancini is 5-for-16 (.313) with a double and home run. Rickard is 4-for-11 (.364) with a double.

Dylan Bundy’s quality start last night was the 32nd produced by the Orioles this season. However, the rotation’s 5.24 ERA ranks 27th in the majors and the .294 average-against is last.

According to STATS, last night marked the 251st homerless game at Camden Yards since it opened in 1992. The Orioles are 125-125-1.

On this date in 1990, shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 1,308th consecutive game to pass Everett Scott for the second-longest streak in baseball history.

For the Orioles
Joey Rickard LF
Adam Jones CF
Manny Machado SS
Danny Valencia 3B
Trey Mancini 1B
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Mark Trumbo DH
Craig Gentry RF
Austin Wynns C

David Hess RHP

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