Orioles lineup vs. Blue Jays

DJ Stewart is the designated hitter tonight as the Orioles close their series against the Blue Jays, and Chris Davis is on the bench.

Davis is 6-for-36 with three home runs and 12 strikeouts lifetime against right-hander Marco Estrada.

Joey Rickard is in left field and Adam Jones is in right. Rookie Austin Wynns is catching.

Yacabonis-Pitch-White-v-BOS-sidebar.jpgJimmy Yacabonis makes his first start since Game 1 of an Aug. 25 doubleheader against the Yankees. He’s no longer working as the 26th man.

Yacabonis has made three relief appearances this month and allowed five runs and eight hits in 9 1/3 innings. He’s walked only two batters and struck out 10.

In four starts this summer, Yacabonis has allowed 14 runs and 22 hits in 17 innings for a 7.41 ERA. Left-handers are batting .348 against him this season and right-handers are hitting .250.

Tonight marks Yacabonis’ third career appearance against the Blue Jays. He’s tossed three scoreless and hitless innings in relief.

Estrada is 7-12 with a 5.75 ERA and 1.436 WHIP in 26 starts. He’s made three starts against the Orioles this season and allowed nine runs and 17 hits with seven walks and 18 strikeouts over 15 1/3 innings.

In 18 career appearances against the Orioles, including 16 starts, Estrada has gone 9-2 with a 3.55 ERA and 1.183 WHIP in 96 1/3 innings.

Tim Beckham is 3-for-20 with nine strikeouts against Estrada.

Right-handers are hitting .309 against Estrada this season and left-handers are hitting .230, making him one of baseball’s ultimate reverse-splits pitchers.

Cedric Mullins is 8-for-25 with five runs scored in the first inning.

The Orioles have stolen 32 bases in 44 games since Aug. 1. They had 38 steals in the previous 107 games.

The rotation’s 61 quality starts rank seventh in the American League and are tied for 17th in the majors.

For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Joey Rickard LF
Jonathan Villar 2B
Adam Jones RF
Trey Mancini 1B
Tim Beckham SS
Renato Núñez 3B
DJ Stewart DH
Austin Wynns C

Jimmy Yacabonis RHP

The Orioles are listing Yefry Ramírez as Friday night’s starter in the Bronx, while the Yankees are starting left-hander CC Sabathia. The next two games are TBD for both teams.

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