Orioles and Rays Game 2 lineups

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde is keeping Stevie Wilkerson in the lineup tonight for Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Rays.

The Orioles are trying for their first sweep since June 25, 2016 versus Tampa Bay.

Wilkerson hit the decisive two-run homer off left-hander Colin Poche in a 2-1 victory in Game 1 and he’s in center field for the nightcap.

Wilkerson has eight home runs this season, the first seven coming off right-handers. He’s 5-for-50 against left-handers this season.

Keon Broxton goes to the bench after striking out three more times in the opener.

Jonathan Villar is leading off and playing shortstop. Villar is 17-for-44 (.386) while hitting safely in 11 of his last 12 games. He’s 11-for-31 (.355) this month and 28-for-86 (.326) the second time facing a pitcher in the same game.

Santander-High-Fives-Wilkerson-White-Sidebar.jpgAnthony Santander, back in right field and batting third, is 19-for-51 (.373) in 13 home games and he recorded his ninth multi-hit game of the season in the opener.

Santander is 17-for-50 (340) in 14 games against American League East opponents. He stole his second career base earlier today.

Dwight Smith Jr. is in left field. Chris Davis resurfaces at first base.

Trey Mancini is on the bench for Game 2. He’s 0-for-17 in his last five games and hitless in his last 20 at-bats.

For the Orioles
Jonathan Villar SS
Dwight Smith Jr. LF
Anthony Santander RF
Chance Sisco C
Renato Núñez DH
Chris Davis 1B
Stevie Wilkerson CF
Rio Ruiz 3B
Hanser Alberto 2B

John Means LHP

For the Rays
Guillermo Heredia CF
Tommy Pham LF
Travis d’Arnaud C
Yandy Díaz DH
Avisaíl García RF
Nate Lowe 1B
Michael Brosseau 3B
Willy Adames SS
Joey Wendle 2B

Charlie Morton RHP

Game 1 marked the Orioles’ first one-run victory since they held on to defeat the Rangers 12-11 on June 4.

The Orioles are 3-43 when scoring three runs or fewer.

Mychal Givens notched his second career two-inning save.

Richard Bleier earned his first win since May 9, 2018.

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