Orioles lineup vs. Twins

SARASOTA, Fla. - Cedric Mullins returns to center field this afternoon and Chris Davis goes back-to-back with another start at first base as the Orioles travel to Fort Myers again to face the Twins.

Davis, recovered from a hip injury, also played yesterday and was 1-for-2 with an RBI single, walk and strikeout.

Trey Mancini is in left field and Dwight Smith Jr. gets the start in right.

Ruiz-Running-Orange-Sidebar.jpgJesús Sucre is catching and Rio Ruiz is playing third base.

David Hess has allowed four runs and nine hits in 10 1/3 innings over his four appearances. He’s walked two batters and struck out seven.

For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Jonathan Villar 2B
Chris Davis 1B
Trey Mancini LF
Rio Ruiz 3B
Joey Rickard DH
Alcides Escobar SS
Dwight Smith Jr. RF
Jesús Sucre C

David Hess RHP

Available pitchers behind Hess include Josh Rogers, Nate Karns, Richard Bleier, Mychal Givens and Josh Lucas.

Bleier is making his third appearance, coming off an outing Tuesday in Tampa where he allowed one hit and struck out a batter in a scoreless inning.

Givens has allowed nine runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings and has failed to complete an inning in three of his four appearances.

Michael Pineda starts today for the Twins.

MASNsports.com’s Steve Melewski is handling the game coverage.

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