Some pre-game notes (with lineups)

Infielder Ryan Adams will see surgeon William Meyers in Philadelphia on Monday, October 3. If Meyers, a renowned sports hernia expert, confirms the sports hernia diagnosis, he’ll operate on Adams on Tuesday, October 4. The recovery period for such an injury is 3 to 6 weeks.

Tommy Hunter (right groin strain) said today that he believes he will make his next – and final 2011 start – on Monday.

Left-hander Troy Patton has left the team for a court-appointed orientation class in Houston that is related to his DUI arrest in the offseason. He is expected back Friday.

Here is the Orioles’ lineup for Thursday: Andino 4, Hardy 6, Markakis 9, Guerrero DH, Wieters 2, Jones 8, Reynolds 3, Davis 5, Reimold 7. Britton 1

And Tigers: Jackson 8, Ordonez 9, Young 7, Cabrera 3, Martinez DH, Raburn 4, Peralta 6, Inge 5, Santos 2. Turner 1.

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