Baltimore Orioles

Orioles pregame: Birds go for series win over Phillies

The Orioles are going for their second straight series win this afternoon against the Phillies.

Look for a low-scoring game today. Right-hander Jason Hammel (6-2, 2.97 ERA) heads to the mound for the Orioles. He will be opposed by left-hander Cliff Lee (0-3, 2.92), who is winless through his first three starts for the first time in his career.


Matt Wieters will get a day off from catching today, with Ronny Paulino behind the plate. Steve Pearce, who made two nice diving catches in extra innings yesterday, will start in left field.

Here are the lineups for this afternoon's game:


Robert Andino 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters DH
Ronny Paulino C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Steve Pearce LF
Steve Tolleson 3B
Endy Chavez RF
Jason Hammel RHP

Jimmy Rollins SS
Juan Pierre LF
Hunter Pence RF
Jim Thome DH
Shane Victorino CF
Carlos Ruiz C
Ty Wigginton 3B
Hector Luna 1B
Michael Martinez 2B
Cliff Lee LHP