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Adam Jones starting in center as always

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) crosses the plate safely on an RBI single from Steve Clevenger against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of the second game of a doubleheader at Camden Yards. Baltimore split the the doubleheader winning the second game, 6-3.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) crosses the plate safely on an RBI single from Steve Clevenger against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of the second game of a doubleheader at Camden Yards. Baltimore split the the doubleheader winning the second game, 6-3. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

The Orioles lineup is out for Friday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays and Adam Jones is starting in center field.

No surprise there; Jones absolutely hates to sit. And even after appearing to roll his left ankle on a slide at home in the third inning of Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader, he remained in the game.

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So it would have had to be a major issue for Jones not to be in the lineup Friday.

Steve Pearce is taking a seat and David Lough is getting the start in left field against right-hander Nathan Karns.

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The rest of the lineup looks pretty familiar.

By the way, we have not been told of a roster move yet, but we are expecting a fresh arm to come up for the bullpen. One possibility is to option Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk.

One possibility to come up is left-hander Cesar Cabral. I guess we'll see soon enough.

Orioles lineup: Machado 5, Snider 9, Paredes DH, Jones 8, Davis 3, Hardy 6, Lough 7, Joseph 2, Flaherty 4. Gonzalez 1.

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Rays: Kiermaier 8, Butler DH, Longoria 5, DeJesus 7, Forsythe 4, Souza 9, Cabrera 6, Elmore 3, Rivera 2. Karns 1.

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