José Iglesias is out of tonight’s lineup, whether due to a sore quadriceps muscle or shin. Andrew Velazquez gets the start at shortstop as the Orioles try to rebound from yesterday’s doubleheader sweep.
Austin Hays is in left field.
Third baseman Rio Ruiz is on the field today for early work on his throws.
Alex Cobb is making his penultimate start of the season. He’s 1-4 with a 5.03 ERA and 1.398 WHIP in eight games.
Cobb’s ERA jumped from 4.33 to 5.03 after allowing five runs in four innings against the Yankees in his first appearance after going on the injured list and through COVID-19 testing due to a cold. He faced the Rays on July 31 and allowed two runs and four hits in four innings.
Cobb has never beaten his former team, going 0-3 with a 4.61 ERA and 1.500 WHIP in five starts over 27 1/3 innings.
The Rays clinched a playoff berth last night and they’re sending Tyler Glasnow to the mound.
Glasnow has faced the Orioles twice this summer and allowed four runs with 18 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings.
For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Hanser Alberto 2B
DJ Stewart RF
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Chance Sisco DH
Austin Hays LF
Rio Ruiz 3B
Bryan Holaday C
Andrew Velazquez SS
Alex Cobb RHP