Orioles and Royals lineups

The Orioles conclude their three-game series against the Royals with Chris Davis out of the lineup for the third night in a row.

Trey Mancini remain at first base and DJ Stewart is in right field.

Richie Martin is the shortstop tonight with Jonathan Villar at second base and Hanser Alberto at third and leading off.

Stevie Wilkerson is in center field.

Brooks-Brings-It-Orange-sidebar.jpgAaron Brooks has allowed five runs or more in four of his last five starts and is dragging a 9.22 ERA and 1.756 WHIP into tonight’s game since joining the Orioles. His major league career began with four games with the Royals and he allowed 16 runs and 18 hits in seven innings.

Brooks has never faced the Royals or any of their batters.

The Orioles remain one home run shy of tying the 2016 Reds for most surrendered in a single season. The count held at 257 last night.

Royals left-hander Mike Montgomery is familiar to Orioles manager Brandon Hyde after spending parts of four seasons with the Cubs. He’s made six starts with Kansas City and gone 2-3 with a 3.68 ERA and 1.330 WHIP in 29 1/3 innings. He’s walked only five batters.

Montgomery hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last two starts over 13 innings, walking two batters and striking out 15. He’s made three career appearances against the Orioles and allowed four runs in 7 1/3 innings.

Villar is 2-for-12 with a home run.

For the Orioles
Hanser Alberto 3B
Trey Mancini 1B
Anthony Santander LF
Renato Núñez DH
Jonathan Villar 2B
Pedro Severino C
DJ Stewart RF
Stevie Wilkerson CF
Richie Martin SS

Aaron Brooks RHP

For the Royals
Whit Merrifield 2B
Jorge Soler DH
Hunter Dozier RF
Alex Gordon LF
Cheslor Cuthbert 3B
Ryan O’Hearn 1B
Meibrys Viloria C
Brett Phillips CF
Nicky Lopez SS

Mike Montgomery LHP

The Orioles are listing Asher Wojciechowski, Ty Blach, John Means and Dylan Bundy as starters for the four-game series against the Rays that begins Thursday night at Camden Yards. Tampa Bay’s only listed starter is left-hander Ryan Yarbrough on Thursday.

Single-A Frederick shortstop Cadyn Grenier was placed on the seven-day injured list with a pulled oblique muscle and his season likely is over due to the lack of games left on the schedule.

Grenier, the 37th overall pick in 2018 out of Oregon State, batted .253/.360/.399 in 82 game with Single-A Delmarva and .208/.337/.325 in 24 games with the Keys.

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