Orioles lineup vs. Brewers includes Hays

The Orioles return home after a 4-2 road trip to Pittsburgh and Boston, sweeping the Red Sox and increasing their run total to 70, the second-most in the American League behind the Royals’ 72.

Jackson Holliday makes his home debut tonight and waits for his first major league hit. He’s playing second base and batting eighth.

Colton Cowser is in right field and batting second in a drastically different lineup.

Austin Hays is in left field after failing to start in Boston. James McCann is catching. Adley Rutschman and Ryan Mountcastle are on the bench.

Cowser has a .917 slugging percentage through 11 games. According to STATS, the only Orioles left-handed hitter with a higher percentage through 11 games in a season is Chris Davis at 1.000 in 2013 (minimum 25 plate appearances.)

Tyler Wells has made two starts and allowed six earned runs (seven total) and 12 hits in 11 1/3 innings. He’s never faced the Brewers.

The Orioles lead the majors with six comeback wins. They tied their club record last night for most runs (six) scored in an extra inning, per STATS. They’ve done it five times.

The bullpen has posted the majors’ lowest opponent OPS (.473), highest strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.36) and fewest baserunners allowed per nine innings (7.94), per STATS.

Milwaukee right-hander Freddy Peralta has allowed four runs and five hits in 11 2/3 innings in his two starts. He’s struck out 15.

Peralta started against the Orioles on June 6, 2023 in Milwaukee and allowed two runs with nine strikeouts over five innings.

Hays was 2-for-2 with a double.

The Brewers sit in first place in the National League Central with an 8-3 record. They’re 5-1 on the road and have outhit their opponents 63-44.

They also own a 12-6 record against the Orioles since moving to the National League in 1998, their best mark against any opponent in that span, per STATS.

The Orioles lost two of three to the Brewers last season and two of three at Camden Yards in April 2022.

The game airs on Apple TV+, and it features top prospects Holliday and Milwaukee’s Jackson Chourio. They posed for photos on the field before batting practice.

For the Orioles

Gunnar Henderson SS
Colton Cowser RF
Anthony Santander DH
Ryan O’Hearn 1B
Cedric Mullins CF
Jordan Westburg 3B
Austin Hays LF
Jackson Holliday 2B
James McCann C

Tyler Wells RHP

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