Westburg moves to bench for today's series finale

Albert Suárez makes his third start for the Orioles today as they close out their series against the Athletics, and tries to maintain his 0.00 ERA.

Suárez hasn’t allowed a run in 11 1/3 innings since the Orioles selected his contract. And he’s fighting to stay in the rotation with Kyle Bradish and John Means nearing their returns.

Means starts this afternoon at Triple-A Norfolk in the last appearance on his rehab assignment.

Suárez has made two career appearances against the Athletics, including one start, and allowed five runs with 10 strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings. The relief appearance was Aug. 2, 2017, and the start was June 28, 2016.

Ryan O’Hearn is playing right field today, with Anthony Santander the designated hitter.

Jordan Westburg is out of the lineup. Ramón Urías is starting at third base and Jorge Mateo is at second.

Adley Rutschman’s eight-game hitting streak ties his career high for the third time.

Ryan Mountcastle’s eight career home runs against Oakland are his most versus a non-divisional opponent.

Santander’s 113.5 mph RBI double yesterday is the hardest-hit ball of his career.

A's Right-hander Paul Blackburn has a 2.03 ERA and 0.968 WHIP this season in five starts. He’s surrendered only one home run in 31 innings.

Blackburn shut out the Guardians over seven innings, the Tigers over six and the Nationals over 6 1/3 in his first three starts. He’s allowed a combined seven runs in his last two outings over 11 2/3.

For the Orioles

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

Albert Suárez RHP

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