PHILADELPHIA - There’s no Adam Jones in the Orioles lineup for today’s finale of a two-game interleague series against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Jones will miss his third straight game while he rests a sore right shoulder, among other nagging ailments.
If they can beat the Phillies today, the Orioles will move a season-high four games above .500. They have the same 34-31 record as they did in 2014.
Parmelee is the seventh player to hit home runs in consecutive games to begin his Orioles career and the first since Nelson Cruz on March 31-April 2, 2014.
Parmelee is only the third player in the last 50 years with three home runs in his first two games with a franchise, joining Fred McGriff of the 1993 Braves and former Oriole Calvin Pickering of the 2004 Royals.
J.J. Hardy is batting .378 (14-for-37) with two doubles, six RBIs and seven runs scored during his 10-game hitting streak. The Orioles are 9-1 in that stretch.
Caleb Joseph is celebrating his 29th birthday today.
For the Orioles
Manny Machado 3B
Travis Snider LF
Chris Parmelee RF
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Caleb Joseph C
David Lough CF
Bud Norris RHP
For the Phillies
Ben Revere CF
Chase Utley 2B
Maikel Franco 3B
Ryan Howard 1B
Domonic Brown RF
Freddy Galvis SS
Cody Asche LF
Carlos Ruiz C
Sean O’Sullivan RHP
Here are the starters for the series in Toronto:
Friday: Mike Wright (2-2, 4.13 ERA) vs. Marco Estrada (4-3, 4.24 ERA)
Saturday: Kevin Gausman (1-0, 4.50 ERA) vs. Mark Buehrle (7-4, 4.01 ERA)
Sunday: Chris Tillman (5-7, 5.58 ERA) vs. Scott Copeland (1-1, 2.57 ERA)