Orioles/Tigers lineups & pregame tidbits

Greetings from Comerica Park, where the Orioles will play their final road series of the season in a four-game set against the Tigers.

Being a Michigan State alum, I’m probably the only visiting reporter who enjoys coming to Detroit, but it’s always felt like a second home on the road. Anyhow, here are your pregame tidbits and lineups..

*Rookie infielder Ryan Adams (sports hernia) will see specialist Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia on Monday, October 3.  If the diagnosis is confirmed, he would have surgery that following day with the recovery estimated at 3-6 weeks.

*Vladimir Guerrero needs just four hits to become the all-time hits leader for Dominican-born players. Three hits will tie him with Julio Franco’s 2,586.

*Troy Patton left the team after last night game’s to fly to Texas for orientation for court-mandated drug and alcohol classes. It’s part of the agreed action for Patton’s offseason DUI charges, and the lefty reliever is expected to return in time for Friday’s game in Detroit.

*Tommy Hunter (right groin strain) said he thinks he will be OK for Monday’s start vs. Boston, although manager Buck Showalter wasn’t quite as sure, saying Hunter was “in jeopardy” of making what would be his final start of the season. If Hunter can’t go, the candidates would be Jo-Jo Reyes, Brian Matusz and Rick VandenHurk. One of those three guys will start Sunday’s finale in Detroit, which is still listed as TBA.


Robert Andino 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Matt Wieters C
Adam Jones CF
Mark Reynolds 1B
Chris Davis 3B
Nolan Reimold LF

Zach Britton LHP


Austin Jackson CF
Magglio Ordonez RF
Delmon Young LF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Victor Martinez dh
Ryan Raburn 2B
Jhonny Peralta SS
Brandon Inge 3B
Omir Santos C

RHP Jacob Turner

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