Mancini missing from Orioles lineup

Trey Mancini is out of the Orioles lineup today after injuring his right knee last night in the eighth inning.

Craig Gentry is leading off and playing left field.

Mancini banged the knee against the brick wall in foul territory while attempting to make a sliding catch. He received a couple of stitches after undergoing an x-ray.

Another update is coming later today.

Pedro Álvarez continues to bat second as the designated hitter and rookie Chance Sisco stays behind the plate.

machado-home-run-swing-orange-side.jpgAmong American League hitters this week, Manny Machado’s .467 batting average (7-for-15) is tied for third, his three home runs are tied for second, his six RBIs are tied for sixth, his 1.200 slugging percentage ranks second and his .529 on-base percentage ranks fifth.

Chris Tillman will try to lower his 11.91 ERA and 2.824 WHIP after three starts. He’s 5-2 with a 4.71 ERA and 1.389 WHIP in five career starts against the Indians.

Edwin Encarnacion is 18-for-62 (.290) with three doubles and four home runs lifetime against Tillman.

Tillman hasn’t won since May 7, 2017. His last appearance against the Indians came in Cleveland on Sept. 8, when he struck out the only batter he faced in relief.

Mike Clevinger is 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 1.533 WHIP in three career starts against the Orioles. He’s allowed six runs and 13 hits and walked 10 batters in 15 innings. He’s also struck out 15.

Machado is 2-for-6 with two walks against Clevinger. All small sample sizes for the Orioles.

For the Orioles
Craig Gentry LF
Pedro Álvarez DH
Manny Machado SS
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Tim Beckham 3B
Anthony Santander RF
Chance Sisco C
Luis Sardiñas 2B

Chris Tillman RHP

The bidding continues today for autographed sports memorabilia, VIP experiences and upgraded ticket packages during the 10th Annual UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction at It closes at 10 p.m. Monday, April 30.

You’ll notice plenty of signed items from Hall of Famers Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray. Fans also can bid on a Chris Davis autographed bat and a Hunter Harvey signed baseball.

The Orioles items can be found here.

All proceeds from the Online Auction support UMPS CARE Charities youth programs to provide Major League Baseball experiences for children awaiting adoption, Build-A-Bear Workshop experiences for hospitalized children coping with serious illnesses, college scholarships for deserving young adults who were adopted as children, and financial assistance for families in need.

Shameless plug alert: I’m appearing on “O’s Xtra,” which begins at 3:30 p.m. on MASN.

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