The Orioles close out their series against the Yankees and the homestand with Ryan McKenna starting in center field and Cedric Mullins getting a rest day.
Mullins became the first Oriole last night to homer on a 3-0 count since Manny Machado on April 20, 2018 versus Cleveland.
Austin Hays is leading off and playing left field. Trey Mancini is in right.
Anthony Santander, today’s designated hitter, extended his on-base streak to eight games last night, two short of his career high to start the 2019 season.
Chris Owings is the second baseman and Kelvin Gutiérrez is at third. Ramón Urías goes to the bench.
Left-hander Bruce Zimmermann started the home opener and shut out the Brewers on three hits over four innings. He made two appearances against the Yankees last summer and allowed five runs and 11 hits with nine strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings.
Aaron Judge homered twice off Zimmermann and Kyle Higashioka once.
For the Orioles
Austin Hays LF
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Trey Mancini RF
Anthony Santander DH
Ryan McKenna CF
Robinson Chirinos C
Chris Owings 2B
Kelvin Gutiérrez 3B
Jorge Mateo SS
Bruce Zimmermann LHP
The Yankees are starting former Orioles Rule 5 pick Nestor Cortes Jr., a left-hander who twice returned to the organization. Cortes tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings with three hits allowed, no walks and five strikeouts in Tuesday’s start against the Blue Jays.