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Brian Matusz was originally scheduled to hit in today's game, but Dave Trembley asked Cardinals manager Tony La Russa to allow the Orioles to use a designated hitter, even though Cards starter Rich Hill will be in the batting order.

Trembley continues to be impressed with Matusz's maturity.

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"There's not much of a difference (last year to this year),'' he said. "He's still the same guy, just more experienced. He carried over what he did last year right into spring training. Maybe he's locating his fastball a better. He pitches with a plan and he has confidence...It's remarkable. He's really had so little time here and he acts like he's been here forever."

Nolan Reimold will be in left field for most of today's game, but Trembley said he's no longer worried about how far his starting left fielder as gotten back after ankle surgery. He also said that Reimold's hitting slump is not keeping him awake at night.

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"I'm not concerned about his hitting...you are what you are,'' Trembley said. "What I am concerned about is, are you going to be able to bounce back and play back-to-back days. We need to find out how much he can play."

Here's today's lineup:

Felix Pie CF

Robert Andino SS

Lou Montanez RF

Nolan Reimold LF

Brandon Snyder 1B

Josh Bell 3B

Scott Moore DH

Chad Moeller C

Justin Turner 2B

Brian Matusz P

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