Kjerstad in right field tonight in Orioles' homegrown-heavy lineup

Heston Kjerstad will play his first major league game tonight since Oct. 1, starting in right field as the Orioles attempt to claim another series.

Kjerstad is batting eighth, nestled between third baseman Jordan Westburg and second baseman Jackson Holliday in a lineup featuring seven players that the Orioles drafted. An eighth, Grayson Rodriguez, is on the mound against the Angels.

A ninth, cleanup hitter Anthony Santander, was selected in the 2016 Rule 5 draft. Santander is the designated hitter tonight.

Ryan O’Hearn is playing first base with Ryan Mountcastle on the bench. Mountcastle didn’t play last night due to a sore left knee.

Colton Cowser remains in left field and has homered in back-to-back games.

The Orioles have won four of their last five games, seven of 10 and 10 of 13.

For the Orioles

Gunnar Henderson SS
Adley Rutschman C
Ryan O’Hearn 1B
Anthony Santander DH
Cedric Mullins CF
Colton Cowser LF
Jordan Westburg 3B
Heston Kjerstad RF
Jackson Holliday 2B

Grayson Rodriguez RHP

For the Angels

Mike Trout CF
Nolan Schanuel 1B
Taylor Ward DH
Miguel Sanó 3B
Mickey Moniak LF
Logan O’Hoppe C
Jo Adell RF
Luis Rengifo 2B
Zach Neto SS

Griffin Canning RHP

Down on the farm, Double-A Bowie lost to Richmond this afternoon, 6-2.

John Rhodes hit his first home run, a two-run shot to provide all of the Baysox’s scoring. He played left field and first base.

Collin Burnes doubled twice.

Seth Johnson lasted 2 1/3 innings and allowed two earned runs and five total, with five hits, three walks and a strikeout. He threw 64 pitches, 36 for strikes.

Carlos Tavera allowed one run in 3 2/3 innings.

John Means made his fifth rehab start tonight with Triple-A Norfolk. Kyle Bradish starts Friday night.

Norfolk outfielder Hudson Haskin was activated from his rehab assignment with High-A Aberdeen.

IronBirds outfielder Enrique Bradfield Jr., the Orioles’ first-round draft pick last year, went on the seven-day injured list. He came out of Saturday’s game after being tagged in the head on a play at the plate.

Bradfield is batting .234 with a .661 OPS, three doubles, a triple and nine stolen bases in nine attempts over 13 games.

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