Avery leading off again

Xavier Avery remains in the Orioles lineup tonight as the leadoff hitter and left fielder.

For the Orioles:
Xavier Avery LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Wilson Betemit 3B
Chris Davis 1B
Nick Johnson DH
Robert Andino 2B

Jason Hammel RHP

Nolan Reimold said he won’t be examined by a team physician until later this afternoon, so no updates for now.

Down on the farm, Steve Johnson allowed one unearned run in eight innings today in Triple-A Norfolk’s 1-0 loss to Indianapolis. Johnson (1-3, 2.74 ERA) allowed three hits, walked one and struck out eight while giving the Tides their first complete game of the season. He threw 95 pitches, 68 for strikes.

Former Oriole Rick VandenHurk picked up the win for Indianapolis with five scoreless innings in relief.

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