Orioles and Tigers lineups

DETROIT - Mason Williams is in center field and batting second tonight for the Orioles in their series opener against the Tigers at Comerica Park.

Dwight Smith Jr. is in left field and batting cleanup and Stevie Wilkerson is at second base.

Mancini-Smith-Low-Five-Gray-Sidebar.jpgTrey Mancini is playing first base and Mark Trumbo is the designated hitter. DJ Stewart is in right field.

Aaron Brooks, who starts tonight, allowed three runs in one relief inning against the Tigers earlier this season while pitching for the Athletics. Dawel Lugo hit a three-run homer.

Brooks has surrendered nine runs and 10 hits in three career innings against the Tigers.

Jordan Zimmermann has made 20 starts for the Tigers this season and gone 1-10 with a 6.27 ERA and 1.434 WHIP in 99 innings. He followed two straight quality starts by allowing six runs in five innings in Oakland.

Zimmermann is 25-38 with a 5.45 ERA and 1.412 WHIP in 93 games since signing a five-year, $110 million contract.

Left-handed hitters are slashing .337/.394/.568 against Zimmermann this season. He’s 0-6 with a 6.80 ERA and 1.756 WHIP in nine starts at Comerica Park.

Zimmermann has a 5.94 ERA and 1.500 WHIP in nine career starts against the Orioles. Chris Davis is 6-for-11 with four home runs against him. The most recent home run came last season.

Davis is out of tonight’s lineup.

The Orioles and Tigers enter this four-game series with 201 combined losses (Orioles 99, Tigers 102). According to STATS, it’s the highest total to begin a series among American League teams in major league history.

The previous AL mark of 197 combined losses to begin a series was held by the Washington Senators (59-99) and Kansas City Athletics (60-98) on Sept. 29, 1961 and matched by the Royals (60-96) and Tigers (54-101) on Sept. 24, 2002

For the Orioles
Jonathan Villar SS
Mason Williams CF
Trey Mancini 1B
Dwight Smith Jr. LF
Mark Trumbo DH
Rio Ruiz 3B
Stevie Wilkerson 2B
DJ Stewart RF
Chance Sisco C

Aaron Brooks RHP

For the Tigers
Harold Castro CF
Jeimer Candelario 1B
Miguel Cabrera DH
Christin Stewart LF
Dawel Lugo 3B
Jordy Mercer 2B
Travis Demeritte RF
Grayson Greiner C
Willi Castro SS

Jordan Zimmermann RHP

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