Orioles and Diamondbacks lineups for series opener at Camden Yards

Last year’s National League champions come to Baltimore for a weekend series, with the Diamondbacks bringing along Rookie of the Year Corbin Carroll.

Carroll can pose for photos again with American League Rookie of the Year Gunnar Henderson.

Henderson totaled his 125th career RBI Wednesday at 22 years and 314 days old, becoming the fifth-youngest player to reach that mark with the Orioles, per STATS. Cal Ripken Jr. is fourth at 22 years and 291 days.

Jorge Mateo is the second baseman again tonight, with Jordan Westburg at third.

Colton Cowser is in left field and Anthony Santander is in right. Ryan O’Hearn is the designated hitter.

Left-hander Cole Irvin hasn’t allowed a run in his last 20 2/3 innings and his ERA is down to 2.86 with a 1.067 WHIP.

Irvin made his only career start against Arizona on Sept. 1 and he allowed four runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Christian Walker homered.

Eugenío Suárez is 2-for-5 with two homers and five RBIs against Irvin.

Eight pitchers have an active streak of at least three starts of five innings and two runs or fewer allowed in wins, according to STATS. Irvin and Dean Kremer, who starts Sunday, are on the list.

The Orioles have won six of the last nine games between the teams since a home sweep in 2016.

Arizona is leading the majors with a .313 average, .372 on-base percentage and .866 OPS against left-handers, and the Orioles are starting Irvin tonight and John Means on Saturday. They lead the National League with a .494 slugging percentage, trailing only the Orioles (.497).

The Diamondbacks are starting three right-handers in the series, beginning with Brandon Pfaadt, who has a 4.61 ERA and 1.195 WHIP in seven outings. He’s struck out 42 batters in 41 innings and walked only six. He’s never faced the Orioles.

Pfaadt started Game 3 of the World Series against the Rangers and allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings.

For the Orioles

Gunnar Henderson SS
Adley Rutschman C
Ryan O’Hearn DH
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Anthony Santander RF
Colton Cowser LF
Jordan Westburg 3B
Cedric Mullins CF
Jorge Mateo 2B

Cole Irvin LHP

Randal Grichuk is in right field for the Diamondbacks. He’s a career .321/.361/.710 hitter with 19 doubles, 22 home runs and 56 RBIs in 60 games against the Orioles.

For the Diamondbacks

Ketel Marte 2B
Corbin Carroll CF
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. LF
Christian Walker 1B
Randal Grichuk RF
Eugenio Suárez 3B
Gabriel Moreno C
Blaze Alexander DH
Kevin Newman SS

Brandon Pfaadt RHP

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