Davis on bench tonight

Steve Pearce remains in the Orioles lineup tonight, but he’s starting at first base against White Sox left-hander Chris Sale.

Chris Davis is on the bench, with manager Buck Showalter stacking his lineup with right-handed hitters.

Delmon Young is serving as the designated hitter. He’s 2-for-9 with a double and home run off Sale.

As I wrote this morning, Sale has held left-handed hitters to a .194 average in his career.

For the Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Steve Pearce 1B
Adam Jones CF
Nelson Cruz LF
Delmon Young DH
J.J. Hardy SS
Manny Machado 3B
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Caleb Joseph C

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

For the White Sox
Adam Eaton CF
Gordon Beckham 2B
Jose Abreu DH
Dayan Viciedo LF
Alexei Ramirez SS
Paul Konerko 1B
Conor Gillaspie 3B
Moises Sierra RF
Tyler Flowers C

Chris Sale LHP

Bud Norris walked to his locker this afternoon, spotted reporters and broke into an exaggerated limp. He’s having a little fun with us.

Norris is expected to start Game 2 of Friday night’s doubleheader, but he could be pushed back to Saturday. He’s been receiving treatment on his right groin.

The Orioles have signed left-hander Tanner Scott, their sixth-round pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

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