The Orioles will go for the sweep of the Athletics today with Gunnar Henderson starting at second base for the second time in the majors.
Henderson is 6-for-15 with two doubles, one home run, one RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored in his four major league games. His four-game hitting streak is the longest by an Oriole to begin his career since Joey Rickard (seven) from April 4-12, 2016.
Adley Rutschman is the designated hitter. Ramón Urías is playing third base.
Cedric Mullins hit his 50th career home run last night. He’s in center field again today.
Anthony Santander, starting in right field, is the first Orioles switch-hitter with 25 home runs in a season since Bobby Bonilla hit 28 in 1996.
The Orioles can move 11 games above .500 for the first time since May 10, 2017.
Spenser Watkins’ ERA rose from 3.96 to 4.26 after he allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings in Cleveland. His last win was Aug. 1, but he surrendered three runs over 11 2/3 innings in his two previous starts before facing the Guardians.
Watkins faced Oakland on April 18 and allowed one run and two hits in five innings.
Mike Baumann is on the taxi squad and expected to start one game of Monday's doubleheader.
Adrián Martínez has made six starts in his rookie season and posted a 5.28 ERA and 1.345 WHIP in 29 innings. He’s walked nine batters and struck out 25.
The Athletics have lost 22 of their last 32 games.
For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Adley Rutschman DH
Anthony Santander RF
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Gunnar Henderson 2B
Ramón Urías 3B
Austin Hays LF
Jorge Mateo SS
Robinson Chirinos C
Spenser Watkins RHP