Orioles lineup vs. Yankees

The Orioles are switching leadoff hitters again tonight, with Stevie Wilkerson getting the call for the first time.

Rio Ruiz is batting cleanup and Hanser Alberto has moved down to eighth after collecting a career-high four hits last night while atop the order.

Jonathan Villar is playing shortstop and batting fifth. Chris Davis returns to first base after sitting out last night’s 10-7 loss. Austin Wynns is catching.

Alberto is 10-for-22 (.455) in seven games against the Yankees this season and his 1.140 OPS ranks second among qualifying Orioles.

hess-david-delivers-white-vs-white-sox-sidebar.jpgDavid Hess is making his fourth appearance and third start against the Yankees this season. He’s allowed eight earned runs (nine total) and 12 hits with seven home runs surrendered over 13 innings.

Gleyber Torres is 3-for-7 with three home runs lifetime against Hess, but he hurts everyone. Gary Sánchez is 3-for-7 with two home runs and Kendrys Morales is 4-for-8 with a homer.

The 14 home runs surrendered by Hess this season are tied for the major league lead.

Trey Mancini has nine RBIs in his last 11 games. He’s 16-for-38 (.421) with 10 runs scored in the first inning.

Right-hander Domingo Germán leads the majors with eight wins, the most recent coming against the Orioles in Game 2 of Wednesday’s doubleheader when he held them to one run with eight strikeouts in seven innings. He faced the Orioles on April 7 in Baltimore and allowed two runs in six innings.

Germán is more than just wins. He’s carrying a 2.50 ERA and 0.95 WHIP with a .179 average-against.

Joey Rickard is celebrating his 28th birthday today.

For the Orioles
Stevie Wilkerson CF
Dwight Smith Jr. LF
Trey Mancini RF
Rio Ruiz 3B
Jonathan Villar SS
Chris Davis 1B
Renato Núñez DH
Hanser Alberto 2B
Austin Wynns C

David Hess RHP

The starters for the last two games of the series are confirmed:

Wednesday: Dan Straily vs. CC Sabathia
Thursday: Dylan Bundy vs. Masahiro Tanaka

Bundy is one inning shy of 500 for his career.

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