SAN FRANCISCO - After a 4-0 loss last night in which right-hander Alex Cobb shut down the O's bats for 7 2/3 innings, the Orioles try to get back in the win column today in the series finale at San Francisco.
Baltimore (36-22) won here 3-2 Friday night and is now 19-10 in road games and 10-10 all time against the Giants.
Second baseman Adam Frazier will lead off again today. He is batting .217 in six games this season when leading off. Austin Hays will bat cleanup again and Josh Lester, called up on Saturday, will make his O's debut batting seventh and playing third base.
Gunnar Henderson, who left last night's game with lower back discomfort is not in the lineup, and after the game last night manager Brandon Hyde said he was day-to-day.
For the Orioles
Adam Frazier 2B
Adley Rutschman DH
Anthony Santander RF
Austin Hays LF
Aaron Hicks CF
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Josh Lester 3B
James McCann C
Jorge Mateo SS
Tyler Wells P
The Orioles were held to five hits last night and have scored just three runs on nine hits in the two games in this series. They have now scored three runs or fewer in seven of the past nine games. They have been shut out twice in the last five games.
While they have lost five of the last eight games, the Orioles have won 27 of their last 42 games, 30 of 46, and 32 of 49. Their 36-22 overall record (.621) is third-best in the major leagues to start the season. Entering today, the Orioles are one of seven teams with at least 35 wins. Five of those clubs are in the American League and three in the AL East, where the Orioles are in second place, four games behind division-leading Tampa Bay.
The Giants (29-29) moved back to the .500 mark with Saturday's win and they are 12-6 in the last 18 games. San Francisco is 15-8 its past 23 games at home.