Rio Ruiz, who had a pinch-hit double yesterday in Oakland, is starting at second base tonight for the series opener against the Mariners in Seattle.
Ryan Mountcastle is starting at first base. He’s hit safely in seven straight games, going 9-for-26 (.346).
Trey Mancini is 9-for-28 (.321) with six RBIs in his last seven games. He’s the designated hitter.
Pedro Severino, who’s catching tonight, is 6-for-18 (.333) in his last five games. He’s reached base in 10 straight.
Freddy Galvis is in the lineup again at shortstop. He said today in his Zoom call that he isn’t 100 percent recovered from the soreness in his adductor/groin, “but I’m thinking I’m close to there.”
Galvis said he began to experience some tightness after playing on the turf in Arlington, Texas, and Miami, and then returning to rainy Camden Yards.
Dean Kremer is 0-2 with an 8.40 ERA and 2.000 WHIP in four starts. He’s struck out 18 batters in 15 innings.
Kremer faced the Mariners in Game 2 of an April 13 doubleheader and allowed four runs and four hits in three innings. José Marmolejos hit a three-run homer.
Right-hander Erik Swanson is making his first start since 2019. His only appearance this year came in relief during the same doubleheader and resulted in two scoreless and hitless innings.
Seattle’s bullpen ranks first in the majors with a 2.30 ERA.
Rain forced the teams to play two doubleheaders in Baltimore last month and the Mariners won three of four games.
The Orioles are 7-13 against the Mariners in the last 20 games and 34-56 all-time at the presently named T-Mobile Park.
For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Austin Hays LF
Trey Mancini DH
Maikel Franco 3B
DJ Stewart RF
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Pedro Severino C
Freddy Galvis SS
Rio Ruiz 2B
Dean Kremer RHP
For the Mariners
Mitch Haniger RF
Ty France DH
Kyle Seager 3B
Kyle Lewis CF
José Marmolejos 1B
Dylan Moore 2B
J.P. Crawford SS
Tom Murphy C
Sam Haggerty LF
Erik Swanson RHP