Orioles lineup vs. Blue Jays (Harvey optioned)

Chance Sisco is behind the plate again tonight as the Orioles try to avoid being swept by the Blue Jays at Camden Yards. Sisco also caught last night.

Craig Gentry is in right field.

Jonathan Schoop continues to bat third while battling a slump that’s lowered his average to .189. He has 10 hits on the season, but seven of them came in Houston and he’s 0-for-13 with seven strikeouts with runners in scoring position.

sidebar-Beckham-slide.jpgTim Beckham has reached base safely in eight straight games and scored six runs.

Schoop is 6-for-31 (.194) with one double, two home runs and 11 strikeouts lifetime against Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada. Beckham is 2-for-16 (.125) with eight strikeouts.

Manny Machado is 4-for-28 (.143) with one double and one home run, Chris Davis is 5-for-30 (.167) with three home runs and 10 strikeouts and Pedro Álvarez is 5-for-26 (.192) with one double, one home run and 10 strikeouts. But Adam Jones is 9-for-30 (.300) with two doubles and two home runs.

Orioles starters have received 20 runs of support this season, tied for sixth-least in the majors and third-fewest in the American League.

Down on the farm, Single-A Delmarva won again today and is off to the first 7-0 start in the 23-year history of the franchise. Michael Baumann allowed one run and three hits and struck out nine over six innings in a 5-1 win over Hickory.

For the Orioles
Trey Mancini LF
Manny Machado SS
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Adam Jones CF
Pedro Álvarez DH
Chris Davis 1B
Tim Beckham 3B
Craig Gentry RF
Chance Sisco C

Kevin Gausman RHP

Update: The Orioles optioned Hunter Harvey to Double-A Bowie and recalled infielder Engelb Vielma from Triple-A Norfolk.

The Orioles are back to a four-man bench.

Also, Mark Trumbo is in the clubhouse and not with Bowie after playing last night.

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