Baltimore Orioles

Orioles' Opening Day lineup: Flaherty in, Pearce batting cleanup

The Orioles have posted their Opening Day lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays, and it's not really a surprise – except switch-hitter Everth Cabrera is on the bench and lefty Ryan Flaherty is starting at shortstop against right-hander Chris Archer.

Flaherty is 4-for-9 against Archer in his career.


Also, Steve Pearce gets the look at cleanup while Chris Davis serves his final game of his suspension.

Here are the lineups:



Alejandro De Aza LF
Manny Machado 3B
Adam Jones CF
Steve Pearce 1B
Travis Snider RF
Delmon Young DH
Ryan Flaherty SS
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Caleb Joseph C

RHP Chris Tillman


John Jaso DH
Steven Souza Jr. RF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Evan Longoria 3B
James Loney 1B
Desmond Jennings LF
Rene Rivera C
Logan Forsythe 2B
Kevin Kiermaier CF

RHP Chris Archer