A new look to the Orioles' lineup for Monday's game against the Rays
By By Dan Connolly
The Baltimore Sun|
Aug 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM
The Orioles are facing reigning Cy Young Award winner David Price tonight at Camden Yards in the opener of a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays, and the left-hander will be facing a slightly different Orioles lineup.
Brian Roberts, who has led off once this season, is batting first. Nick Markakis, the normal leadoff hitter when Nate McLouth is sitting against tough lefties, is batting seventh.
It's just the seventh time Markakis has started a game batting seventh in his career -- the last time was May 6, 2007, his second year in the majors.
Roberts has led off just once in 2013 -- when he went 0-for-4 against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 12.
Right-handed hitting Danny Valencia, who was called up earlier today (to replace Josh Stinson on the 25-man roster), is batting eighth and serving as the designated hitter.