Now that their chances at the postseason are finished, the Orioles sure have mixed up their lineup today, with Adam Jones not starting for the first time since 2011. He has played in 322 consecutive games dating back to his last miss on Sept. 25, 2011
Jason Pridie, who had been in Triple-A all season, and then in Sarasota when the Norfolk Tides’ season ended, was called up today and will be starting in center field in his Orioles debut
Top position prospect Jonathan Schoop will be making his major league debut playing second base and batting eighth.
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Steve Pearce gets the start at first base and will bat fifth while Chris Davis remains in the cleanup spot but will DH.
Steve Clevenger is in at catcher; the Baltimore native's first start at Camden Yards as an Oriole. He has started on the road for the Orioles.
Ryan Flaherty gets his second consecutive start at third base, filling in for the injured Manny Machado. Brian Roberts, Matt Wieters, Danny Valencia and Jones are all sitting.
Here’s the unusual lineup versus the Toronto Blue Jays: McLouth 7, Hardy 6, Markakis 9, Davis DH, Pearce 3, Pridie 8, Clevenger 2, Schoop 4, Flaherty 5. Norris 1.