Orioles and Astros lineups

Orioles manager Buck Showalter is keeping Steve Pearce’s hot bat and mitt in the lineup as his club opens a three-game series tonight against the Astros at Camden Yards.

Pearce homered twice at Tropicana Field, the second time he’s hit two in the same series in his major league career. It also happened Sept. 23-25, 2008 in Milwaukee while playing for the Pirates.

Nick Markakis is batting .328 (20-for-61) during a 15-game hitting streak. He’s four games shy of tying his career high set in June 2011.

For the Orioles

Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Nelson Cruz LF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters DH
J.J. Hardy SS
Steve Clevenger C
Steve Pearce 1B
Jonathan Schoop 2B

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

For the Astros

Jose Altuve 2B
Jonathan Villar SS
Dexter Fowler CF
Jesus Guzman 1B
Chris Carter DH
George Springer RF
Matt Dominguez 3B
Carlos Corporan C
LJ Hoes LF

Scott Feldman RHP

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