Ryan Mountcastle remains out of the Orioles lineup tonight after leaving Wednesday’s game with discomfort in his left shoulder.
An MRI was negative and Mountcastle has progressed to taking some swings. Manager Brandon Hyde expressed his optimism again yesterday.
“It’s a lot better,” he said.
Heston Kjerstad’s first major league hit last night was a solo home run. He’s out of the lineup tonight.
Aaron Hicks is in right field and Anthony Santander is serving as the designated hitter. Austin Hays returns to the lineup in left field.
Gunnar Henderson stays in the leadoff spot, with Adley Rutschman batting second. Ramón Urías is the third baseman and Adam Frazier is playing second instead of Jordan Westburg.
The Orioles have scored six runs in the last four games and gone 2-for-24 with runners in scoring position.
For the Orioles
Gunnar Henderson SS
Adley Rutschman C
Anthony Santander DH
Ryan O’Hearn 1B
Austin Hays LF
Aaron Hicks RF
Cedric Mullins CF
Ramón Urías 3B
Adam Frazier 2B
Grayson Rodriguez RHP