Orioles and Blue Jays lineups (updated)

José Iglesias is starting at shortstop tonight in Buffalo after serving as the designated hitter and homering in the last two games.

Ramón Urías has moved to second base, with Hanser Alberto now the designated hitter. Urías hit his first career home run last night and is batting .381 (8-for-21) with two doubles, a homer and three RBIs in nine major league games.

Austin Hays is leading off and playing left field. He’s a career .296 hitter (50-for-169) in 52 September games, with eight of his nine home runs coming during the month.

Ryan Mountcastle is at first base. DJ Stewart is the cleanup hitter and right fielder.

Left-hander John Means makes his 10th and final start of the season. He’s allowed three runs with two walks and 21 strikeouts in his last three outings over 17 2/3 innings.

Hays-Runs-Orange-ST-sidebar.jpgMeans struck out 12 batters in 5 2/3 innings in his last start.

Tonight marks the second start for Means against the Blue Jays in Buffalo. He faced them on Aug. 28 and allowed two runs in four innings on solo homers by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Teoscar Hernández in the fourth.

Matt Shoemaker is trying to build back up after being sidelined with right shoulder inflammation. He’s made six starts and posted a 4.71 ERA and 1.081 WHIP in 28 2/3 innings.

Shoemaker missed a month before returning on Monday and throwing 54 pitches in three innings against the Yankees. He’s 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 0.656 WHIP in five career starts versus the Orioles, walking three batters and striking out 41 in 32 innings.

For the Orioles
Austin Hays LF
José Iglesias SS
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
DJ Stewart RF
Pedro Severino C
Rio Ruiz 3B
Hanser Alberto DH
Ramón Urías 2B
Cedric Mullins CF

John Means LHP

For the Blue Jays
Cavan Biggio 3B
Jonathan Villar 2B
Teoscar Hernández RF
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. LF
Travis Shaw DH
Alejandro Kirk C
Joe Panik SS
Jonathan Davis CF

Matt Shoemaker RHP

Update: The Jays are now starting right-hander T.J. Zeuch, apparently to keep Shoemaker available for an early playoff game.

Zeuch has made two relief appearances this season, both against the Yankees this month, and allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings. He was drafted in the first round in 2016 out of the University of Pittsburgh.

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