Orioles/Indians lineups and pregame tidbits

*Vladimir Guerrero is out of the lineup after failing to get through a batting cage session Friday.  X-rays found a crack in his right hand, although initial X-rays in Boston, when he first sustained the injury, came back negative.  Manager Buck Showalter said the X-rays used in Baltimore were more in-depth and revealed the crack.  Nolan Reimold will fill in for Vlad at the DH spot, but will be batting seventh, while Matt Wieters will bat cleanup tonight.  It remains to be seen whether Vlad will go on the DL, but there is a good chance he will sit again tomorrow night.

“This is a guy that plays through a lot of things, he’s been hit multiple times,” Showalter said.  “You know that if he’s feeling that type of discomfort, there’s something going on there.”

*Buck spoke out on the lack of punishments handed down to Boston manager Terry Francona, after Showalter served his one-game suspension last night:

“Good for Terry. Saved him some money. If you got a nice charity let me know.”

“Nobody ever said baseball is fair. It’s pretty obvious we took the short end of it.”

*Nick Markakis is one hit away from 1,000, he could reach that mark tonight.


J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Derrek Lee 1B
Mark Reynolds 3B
Nolan Reimold DH
Felix Pie LF
Robert Andino 2B
Jake Arrieta RHP


Michael Brantley LF
Asdrubal Cabrerra SS
Travis Hafner DH
Carlos Santana C
Grady Sizemore CF
Orlando Cabrera 2B
Travis Buck RF
Matt LaPorta 1B
Lonnie Chisenhall 3B
Josh Tomlin RHP

–Avi Zaleon

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