Orioles @ Red Sox lineups and pregame notes

*Robert Andino is not in this afternoon’s lineup, as the team is still waiting on him to pass a concussion test and wanted to err on the cautious side. Andino had a CT scan that came through fine last night after taking a two-strike pitch to the side of his batting helmet. He’s got a nice little welt in that area and said this morning he felt fine, but the team is just

*Monday’s starters are still up in the air, although Wei-Yin Chen is expected to pitch one of the two games and manager Buck Showlater has expressed a preference to mix it up and go with a right-hander in the other game, meaning either Steve Johnson or Jake Arrieta. Tuesday is also TBD, although it looks like Joe Saunders will make that start and Miguel Gonzalez could be Wednesday.

*Pedro Strop was not available in last night’s game, which is why Darren O’Day went two innings. Strop was “crispy” according to Showalter, who said it wasn’t a serious health issue but the team wanted to give him back-to-back rest days. Strop has been struggling in the setup role but the team doesn’t think it’s fatigue and remain optimistic he will return to form.

ORIOLES LINEUP
Nate McLouth LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Jim Thome DH
Mark Reynolds 1B
Chris Davis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Ryan Flaherty 2B

Randy Wolf LHP

RED SOX LINEUP
Pedro Ciriaco DH
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Cody Ross RF
Ryan Lavarnway C
Mauro Gomez 1B
Mike Aviles SS
Danny Valencia 3B
Daniel Nava LF
Scott Podsednik CF

Aaron Cook RHP

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