Os/Tigers OD lineups and pregame tidbits

*Jeremy Guthrie was hospitalized today and has been dealing with a viral infection. He is still tentatively scheduled to pitch on Wednesday, but if not the team will go with Brad Bergesen. Should know more tomorrow.

*Luke Scott still plans on running down the orange carpet today, although he quipped it might be more of a slow jog. He’s been sidelined with right groin tightness but could be used as a pinch-hitter today if necessary. Scott said he’s targeting Wednesday for his return.

*Justin Duchscherer played some catch yesterday and will have an ablation on his lower back in the next day or two.

*Jake Arrieta will make today’s home opener start. Here’s a preview I wrote on him earlier in the season.

*Manager Buck Showalter will throw the first pitch to Earl Weaver today and he quipped that he hoped he can catch it. It should be a special moment at Camden Yards.

ORIOLES LINEUP
Brian Roberts 2B
Nick Markakis rf
Derrek Lee 1b
Vladimir Guerrero dh
Matt Wieters C
Adam Jones CF
Mark Reynolds 3B
Felix Pie lf
J.J. Hardy ss

RHP Jake Arrieta

TIGERS LINEUP
Austin Jackson CF
Will Rhymes 2B
Magglio Ordonez RF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Victor Martinez dh
Brennan Boesch lf
Alex Avila c
Brandon Inge 3B

RHP Rick Porcello

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