Orioles and Red Sox lineups

BOSTON - Nolan Reimold is back in the lineup tonight, batting ninth and serving as the designated hitter. Chris Dickerson, wearing his spring training No. 60, is listed among the reserves and is sitting at his locker.

Dickerson found out about his promotion to the majors last night as he stepped into the batter’s box to lead off the first inning for Triple-A Norfolk. Tides manager Ron Johnson kept calling to him. Dickerson kept saying, “What?” and assumed that Johnson just wanted to give him a sign.

For the Orioles
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Nolan Reimold DH

Jake Arrieta RHP

For the Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Mike Napoli 1B
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Daniel Nava DH
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Stephen Drew SS
Jackie Bradley Jr. LF

Ryan Dempster RHP

Through seven games, Jones and Davis have combined to bat .463 (25-for-54) with seven doubles, five homers, 25 RBIs and 15 runs scored. The rest of the club is batting .233 (45-for-193) with nine doubles, three homers, 12 RBIs and 23 runs scored. Jones and Davis have an .870 slugging percentage, while the rest of the Orioles have a .326 slugging percentage.

Jones has hit safely in all seven games, including five multi-hit games, and has hit in eight straight games dating back to 2012.

Orioles designated hitters have the lowest batting average in the American League at .043 (1-for-23). Reimold (1-for-10) has the only hit, while Steve Pearce (0-for-10) and Ryan Flaherty (0-for-3) are
hitless in that role. The Orioles are the only AL team without an extra-base hit from their DH.

Here are the pitching matchups for the Orioles-Yankees series that begins Friday in the Bronx:

Friday - Miguel Gonzalez vs. CC Sabathia
Saturday - Jason Hammel vs. Hiroki Kuroda
Sunday - Wei-Yin Chen vs. Andy Pettitte

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