Orioles and Rays lineups

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Jonathan Villar leads off again tonight as the Orioles try to even the series with the Rays. Danny Valencia makes another start in right field

Andrew Cashner is making his third start against the Rays this season. He allowed five runs and 11 hits in five innings at Tropicana Field, and two runs and five hits in six innings at Camden Yards.

Cashner followed the second outing by lasting only 1 2/3 innings in Texas and surrendering 10 runs and seven hits, with three walks.

Cashner’s 3.08 run-support average is the second-lowest in the majors.

Tonight marks Ryne Stanek’s fifth appearance and third start against the Orioles this season. He’s allowed four runs and struck out seven batters in 5 2/3 innings.

Mancini-Sliding-Catch-Gray@TB-sidebar.jpgTrey Mancini is 2-for-4 with a home run against Stanek. Joey Rickard homered in his only at-bat.

Mancini’s seven career home runs are the most against any opponent.

Tim Beckham is batting .302/.392/.492 (19-for-63) in 16 games since the All-Star break, compared to .206/.254/.291 (34-for-165) in the first half. Last night’s home run was his first against the Rays, who made him the first-overall pick in the 2008 draft. It also was his third career game-tying homer.

Adam Jones has hit safely in 13 of 14 games with an at-bat in the second half, posting a .327 average (18-for-55). He ranks ninth in the American League in hitting since the break.

The Orioles are 2-15 in road games since June 24.

For the Orioles

Jonathan Villar 2B
Tim Beckham SS
Adam Jones CF
Mark Trumbo DH
Danny Valencia RF
Trey Mancini LF
Chris Davis 1B
Renato Núñez 3B
Caleb Joseph C

Andrew Cashner RHP

For the Rays
Mallex Smith LF
Matt Duffy 3B
Jake Bauers 1B
Joey Wendle 2B
Ji-Man Choi DH
Carlos Gomez RF
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Willy Adames SS
Michael Perez C

Ryne Stanek RHP

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