Orioles lineup vs. Blue Jays in second game of series

Kyle Stowers and Austin Hays are on the bench for the start of tonight’s game against the Blue Jays, as the Orioles try to avoid their first three-game losing streak.

Colton Cowser is in left field and Ryan O’Hearn is in right.

Cowser is 7-for-54 since hitting a home run off the Angels’ Reid Detmer in the seventh inning of an April 22 game in Anaheim.

Cedric Mullins remains in center field. He grounded out to end last night’s game and is in a 5-for-57 slump.

O’Hearn has reached base in 11 of his last 12 games. He’s hitting .391 with a .783 slugging percentage against breaking balls this season after posting a .232 average and .444 slugging last season, per STATS.

Jorge Mateo remains the starting second baseman, with Jordan Westburg at third. Anthony Santander is the designated hitter.

Kyle Bradish makes his third start after allowing two runs and striking out 14 batters in 9 2/3 innings. He’s made seven career starts against the Blue Jays and posted a 5.25 ERA and 1.417 WHIP in 36 innings.

George Springer is 7-for-17 with four doubles and a home run against Bradish. Bo Bichette is 5-for-15 with two homers, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is 5-for-17 with a homer, and Alejandro Kirk is 5-for-10 with a double.

Jays right-hander Chris Bassitt has a 5.06 ERA and 1.547 WHIP in eight starts after finishing 10th in American League Cy Young voting last year. His walks per nine innings have risen from 2.7 to 4.2.

Bassitt has registered a quality start in four of his last six outings. His ERA jumped from 3.90 to 5.64 on April 26 after he allowed seven runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings against the Dodgers.

In six career starts against the Orioles, Bassitt has posted a 4.79 ERA and 1.346 WHIP with 39 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings. He faced them twice last summer and lost both decisions while allowing 12 runs and 18 hits in nine innings.

Gunnar Henderson is 3-for-6 with two homers against Bassitt. O’Hearn is 4-for-7 with a homer.

For the Orioles

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

Kyle Bradish RHP

The Saturday, Aug. 17 game against the Red Sox at Camden Yards has moved from 4:05 p.m. to 7:05 p.m.

Infielder Max Wagner was activated from the injured list and returned to Double-A Bowie. Bowie infielder Ryan Higgins moves up to Triple-A Norfolk.

Pitcher Dan Hammer begins is rehab assignment with High-A Aberdeen. Infielder Max Costes was transferred from Bowie to Aberdeen.

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