Pat Valaika remains in the lineup at second base.
Pedro Severino is catching again tonight. He homered twice last night for his second career multi-homer game, and has hit three in the last two games. He’s 5-for-14 in his last four games.
Since June 1, the Orioles are 17-8 when Ryan McKenna has appeared in a game. He’s counted among the reserves tonight.
Left-hander John Means is making his third start since coming off the injured list. He’s allowed nine runs and 12 hits in 11 2/3 innings.
Means made two starts against the Tigers in 2019 and allowed six runs in 11 2/3 innings.
The Orioles are 8-5 since the break.
Tigers rookie right-hander Matt Manning has made seven starts and allowed 22 earned runs (23 total) and 36 hits in 33 innings. He’s walked 11 batters and struck out 17.
Manning was the ninth-overall pick in the 2016 draft out of Sheldon High School in Sacramento, Calif. He joined the rotation on June 17.
Right-handers are batting .328/.375/.552 against Manning and left-handers are hitting .222/.301/.349.
Miguel Cabrera recorded his 2,940th and 2,941st career hits last night and his 422-foot sacrifice fly was the longest in the majors since Anthony Rizzo’s 424-footer against the Tigers on Aug. 26, 2020.
For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Trey Mancini DH
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Anthony Santander RF
Ramón Urías SS
DJ Stewart LF
Pedro Severino C
Maikel Franco 3B
Pat Valaika 2B
John Means LHP
For the Tigers
Derek Hill CF
Jonathan Schoop 1B
Robbie Grossman LF
Miguel Cabrera DH
Eric Haase C
Jeimer Candelario 3B
Willi Castro 2B
Zack Short SS
Victor Reyes RF
Matt Manning RHP
Pitcher Tyler Burch, acquired from the Phillies in the Freddy Galvis trade, is reporting to Single-A Aberdeen.
Matt Harvey has tied the franchise record with three consecutive scoreless starts lasting six or more innings. He joins the following:
Barney Pelty: 1907
Rube Waddell: 1909
Bill Dinneen: 1909
Jack Fisher: 1960
Milt Pappas: 1964
Tom Phoebus: 1967
Jim Palmer: 1978
Fernando Valenzuela: 1993
Kevin Gausman: 2016
Harvey has a career 3.61 ERA following the All-Star break and a 4.58 ERA in the first half.
Updated: Manager Brandon Hyde said left-hander Keegan Akin should be reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list on Sunday and is headed to the bullpen.
“And then anything can happen these last seven, eight weeks,” Hyde said.
Hyde said Urías is going to be the primary shortstop with Galvis traded to the Phillies. Urías would have played second base if Galvis stayed in the organization.
Hyde said he’s “pleasantly surprised” by Urías’ contributions.
Reliever Hunter Harvey remains in a throwing progression down in Sarasota, Fla. and could be reinstated from the injured list by mid-August.