Orioles lineup vs. Angels

Chris Davis is out of the lineup for the second straight night after sitting out last night with an illness.

Steve Pearce is at first base in Davis’ place.

The Orioles will attempt tonight to move 14 games above .500 for the first time since July 22, 2013 (57-43).

The Orioles have won four of their last five games in Baltimore and eight of their last 10.

In those 10 home games, Orioles pitchers have registered a 2.70 ERA by allowing 27 earned runs in 90 innings.

flaherty-swing-white-sidebar.jpgRyan Flaherty is 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs against Angels starter Garrett Richards, who’s 11-3 with a 2.62 ERA this season.

Nick Markakis has collected 1,495 career hits, good for sixth place on the Orioles’ all-time list. He needs five more hits to become only the second outfielder in club history with at least 1,500 in his Orioles career, joining Brady Anderson (1,589).

Adam Jones hit his 10th first-inning home run last night to lead the majors, the most by an Oriole since Anderson had 13 in 1996.

For the Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Adam Jones CF
Nelson Cruz DH
Steve Pearce 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
David Lough LF
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Caleb Joseph C

Kevin Gausman RHP

Here are the starters for the series against the Mariners at Camden Yards:

Friday: Wei-Yin Chen vs. Roenis Elias
Saturday: Miguel Gonzalez vs. TBA
Sunday: Chris Tillman vs. Hisashi Iwakuma

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