Orioles and Rangers lineups (and rotation note)

ARLINGTON, Texas - Nelson Cruz is serving as the Orioles’ designated hitter again tonight against the Rangers. David Lough is in left field.

Caleb Joseph gets another start behind the plate after going 2-for-4 with a tie-breaking double.

For the Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Nelson Cruz DH
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Jonathan Schoop 2B
David Lough LF
Caleb Joseph C

Bud Norris RHP

For the Rangers
Shin-Soo Choo LF
Luis Sardinas SS
Mitch Moreland 1B
Adrian Beltre DH
Alex Rios RF
Donnie Murphy 3B
Leonys Martin CF
Robinson Chirinos C
Rougned Odor 2B

Nick Martinez RHP

Relievers Tommy Hunter and Ryan Webb performed fielding drills before batting practice.

Hunter is on the disabled list with a strained left groin, but he’s ready to throw another bullpen session Thursday or start an injury rehab assignment.

Manager Buck Showalter alluded to an injured reliever last night. I’m assuming it’s Webb, since he was on the field early.

Note: The Athletics’ game notes list the starters for the weekend series at Camden Yards as follows:

Friday: Wei-Yin Chen versus Tommy Milone
Saturday: TBA versus Sonny Gray
Sunday: Ubaldo Jimenez versus Scott Kazmir

Chris Tillman’s turn falls on Saturday.

(The Orioles’ notes also list Saturday as TBA)

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