The Orioles flew into Anaheim last night after losing three of four games in Oakland, and they’re starting left-hander Bruce Zimmermann in the series opener against the Angels.
Zimmermann hasn’t allowed a run in nine innings. He’s never faced the Angels.
Catcher Robinson Chirinos returns to the lineup after being hit by a pitch Wednesday that struck his shoulder and the side of his face.
Trey Mancini, ejected yesterday for the first time in his career, is batting second as the designated hitter. Anthony Santander is the left fielder and cleanup hitter.
Ramón Urías starts at second base, Jorge Mateo at shortstop and Kelvin Gutiérrez at third.
The Angels are starting left-hander Reid Detmers, 22, the 10th-overall pick in the 2020 draft out of the University of Louisville. Detmers has made seven starts in the majors, including two this season, and posted a 7.71 ERA and 1.750 WHIP in 28 innings. He’s allowed 24 runs and 35 hits, with 14 walks and 27 strikeouts.
The two starts this month have resulted in seven runs and nine hits in 7 1/3 innings. He’s walked three and struck out eight.
Right-handers are batting .310/.406/.563 against him in seven games. Left-handers are batting .258/.324/.452.
Mike Trout has returned to the Angels lineup, his first game since Sunday.
The Angels are 8-5 and tied with the Blue Jays for the best record in the American League. They’ve won seven of their last nine games.
They’re tied for first in the majors with 16 home runs and rank fourth with 65 runs scored and a .756 OPS. Their 4.15 ERA is 23rd.
For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Trey Mancini DH
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Anthony Santander LF
Austin Hays RF
Ramón Urías 2B
Robinson Chirinos C
Kelvin Gutiérrez 3B
Jorge Mateo SS
Bruce Zimmermann LHP
Kyle Bradish starts tonight for Triple-A Norfolk. He’s allowed one run and four hits in nine innings, with two walks and nine strikeouts.
Double-A Bowie infielder/outfielder Toby Welk was transferred to the 60-day injured list, according to Minor League Baseball’s transactions page. Welk’s injury was described this week as a left knee sprain.
For the Angels
Shohei Ohtani DH
Mike Trout CF
Anthony Rendon 3B
Taylor Ward RF
Matt Duffy 1B
Jack Mayfield 2B
Max Stassi C
Jo Adell LF
Andrew Velazquez SS
Reid Detmers LHP