Tyler Wilson makes starting debut for O's, plus Game 1 lineups

Orioles starting pitcher Tyler Wilson delivers against the New York Yankees during Grapefruit League action at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Today is the day the Orioles weren't looking forward to: A doubleheader on what was supposed to be a day off.

No one is complaining, of course. Postponing two games due to the unrest in downtown Baltimore made plenty of sense – and because there was a mutual day off with the Chicago White Sox, today works as good as any.


And it works particularly well for 25-year-old right-hander Tyler Wilson, who will make his big league starting debut in the first game after adding two Orioles relief appearances to his resume last week.

Wilson is the club's 26th man – a designation for the doubleheader only. He'll go back to Triple-A Norfolk after the second game (there's a technicality that would allow him to stay if another player is injured and must go on the disabled list, but it's a far-fetched one).


He gets a tough assignment: the White Sox starter is lefty Chris Sale, one of the better pitchers in the game, though Sale has had a tepid start, posting a 3-2 record and a 4.21 ERA in eight games.

Here are the lineups for Game 1:

White Sox: Eaton CF, Cabrera LF, Abreu 1B, LaRoche DH, Ramirez SS, Shuck RF, Beckham 3B, Flowers C, Sanchez 2B. Sale P.

Orioles: Machado 3B, Paredes DH, Jones CF, Young RF, Davis 1B, Pearce LF, Hardy SS, Joseph C, Cabrera 2B. Wilson P.