Chris Davis is batting seventh against left-hander Cole Hamels.
Alex Cobb returns to the mound after leaving Sunday’s start in Minnesota with a blister on his right index finger. He’s made five career starts against the Rangers and gone 1-0 with a 2.91 ERA and 0.971 WHIP in 34 innings.
Shin-Soo Choo is 5-for-12 with two doubles and a home run against him. Elvis Andrus is 4-for-12 with a double and home run. Adrián Beltré is 1-for-13.
Hamels is the first of three left-handers facing the Orioles in this series. He lasted only two-thirds of an inning in his last start, against the Tigers, allowing seven runs (three earned) and five hits and walking two batters.
Hamels is 1-4 with a 5.35 ERA and 1.422 WHIP in six career starts against the Orioles and 0-3 with an 8.83 ERA and 1.788 WHIP in three starts at Camden Yards. Mark Trumbo is 7-for-20 with three home runs. Manny Machado is 1-for-11 with a double.
On this date in 1991, four Orioles pitchers combined to no-hit the Athletics at Oakland Coliseum - the O’s only no-hitter on the road. Bob Milacki worked the first six innings, and Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson and Gregg Olson each tossed an inning in the 2-0 win.
For the Orioles
Tim Beckham 3B
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Manny Machado SS
Adam Jones CF
Mark Trumbo DH
Danny Valencia RF
Chris Davis 1B
Trey Mancini LF
Caleb Joseph C
Alex Cobb RHP
For the Rangers
Shin-Soo Choo DH
Elivs Andrus SS
Nomar Mazara RF
Adrián Beltré 3B
Rougned Odor 2B
Ronald Guzman 1B
Robinson Chirinos C
Joey Gallo LF
Carlos Tocci CF
Cole Hamels LHP
The Double-A Bowie Baysox announced today that 50 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales for the July 19 game against Erie will be donated to two funds set up to help and honor the victims and families impacted by the shootings last month at the Capital Gazette building in Annapolis that claimed the lives of five staffers.
Half of the sales that occur online at www.baysox.com between 9 a.m. on July 13 and 11:59 p.m. on July 18 will go directly to the Capital Gazette Families Fund and the Capital Gazette Memorial Scholarship Fund.
“The Annapolis Capital and its affiliate papers - including the Bowie Blade-News and West County Gazette--have been such important partners to the Baysox since our first game in 1993,” Baysox general manager Brian Shallcross said in a statement. “Over the many years of working together, we have come to know many great people at the Capital Gazette family who have put their heart and soul into their craft. We are saddened at the tragic loss of our good friend John McNamara and colleagues Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, Wendi Winters and Rebecca Smith.
“The Baysox wanted to provide a forum for our fans to be able to contribute to their memories and celebrate the lives and legacies of those lost in the tragic events of June 28, and we hope that these efforts at our home game on July 19 will bring those in our community together to do just that.”
Tickets start at $8 and the Baysox announced that online fees have been waived for the game. Tickets can be purchased online at www.baysox.com/tickets. Parking for all home games is free.
There will be tributes during the game for those who perished, as well as opportunities for fans to bid at a silent auction that will include autographed items from Baysox and Orioles players. All proceeds raised from the auction will benefit the two funds.