Jorge Mateo isn’t in tonight’s lineup, as the Orioles begin their homestand with three games against the Tigers. Mateo left Wednesday's game in Washington with hip discomfort. However, the team didn’t announce a roster move.
Gunnar Henderson is playing shortstop and Ramón Urías is at third base.
Terrin Vavra is in right field and Anthony Santander is the designated hitter.
Ryan Mountcastle has collected 20 of the Orioles’ 96 RBIs - 20.8 percent that ranks as the third highest in the majors, per STATS.
Adley Rutschman’s 17 walks lead the American League. Henderson has drawn 15 to tie for second.
Tyler Wells has allowed seven runs in 16 1/3 innings this season, with only one walk in those three appearances. His season began with five scoreless and hitless relief innings in Texas.
Opponents are batting .184 against Wells in his career with the bases empty, per STATS, and .273 with runners on base.
The Orioles have won seven of their last nine games and are four above .500. The Tigers are 7-10 but went 4-1 on their homestand and have won four of their last five.
Tigers right-hander Michael Lorenzen, the 38th overall pick by the Reds in the 2013 draft, made one start with his new team on April 15 against the Giants and allowed six runs and eight hits in four innings. He has a career 4.16 ERA and 1.363 WHIP in 314 games, including 45 starts.
Lorenzen’s only appearance against the Orioles was a scoreless relief inning in 2017 in Cincinnati.
Future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera has hit 27 home runs against the Orioles, his highest total versus any non-Central Division opponent.
The Tigers are 55-70 at Camden Yards, though they’ve won seven of the last nine.
For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Adley Rutschman C
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Anthony Santander DH
Adam Frazier 2B
Austin Hays LF
Gunnar Henderson SS
Ramón Urías 3B
Terrin Vara RF
Tyler Wells RHP