Orioles lineup for the game with Pittsburgh

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Orioles will play the Pittsburg Pirates for the third time this spring when the teams meet this afternoon at LECOM Park. The Orioles blanked Pittsburgh last Sunday 2-0 in Bradenton on a combined three-hitter. They produced a 9-8 walk-off win over the Bucs on Thursday at Ed Smith Stadium.

The Orioles (8-1) have the best spring record of all 30 MLB clubs after Saturday’s 7-3 win over the Yankees. Austin Hays homered and drove in three runs and Kyle Stowers added a two-run shot.

Jorge Mateo leads off today and will play in center field for the first time this spring. He made two starts in center last season, playing 20 innings at that position. He has 94 career innings in center.

Jordan Westburg is at shortstop and batting third, Colton Cowser is in left field batting seventh and Jackson Holliday is back in the lineup, batting ninth at second base.

Right-hander Grayson Rodriguez gets today’s start. He went two innings versus Detroit on Tuesday allowing one hit and one run, on a homer to Zach McKinstry.

Listed to pitch behind Rodriguez today are lefties Danny Coulombe and Cade Povich and right-handers Jonathan Heasley and Bryan Baker.

For the Orioles

Jorge Mateo CF
Anthony Santander RF
Jordan Westburg SS
James McCann C
Ramon Urias 3B
Ryan McKenna DH
Colton Cowser LF
Tyler Nevin 1B
Jackson Holliday 2B

Grayson Rodriguez RHP

For the Pirates

Jared Triolo SS
Bryan Reynolds LF
Ke'Bryan Hays 3B
Rowdy Tellez 1B
Connor Joe RF
Edward Olivares CF
Liover Peguero 2B
Jason Delay C
Billy McKinney DH

Martin Perez LHP 




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