Orioles @ Tigers Game 1 lineups and lots of links

Greetings from Comerica Park, where the Orioles will open the second half with a three-city road trip that starts with three games in Detroit. The O’s are 44-44 and are four games out of the AL East to start the day. You can read my recap of the first half -along with some second-half storylines- here.

The buzz in the clubhouse today was surrounding the four All-Stars who returned: Adam Jones, Manny Machado, Zach Britton and Darren O’Day. You can read more about their time in Cincy here. I also spoke with each guy in the clubhouse about what moment(s) stood out to them most and the overwhelming response was the relationships with other players. Machado referenced talking to guys like Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder at the Home Run Derby, Britton mentioned making friends with Toronto’s Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson. It’s funny how once you put a big group of baseball players together, regardless of their team, there’s almost an immediate bond there. O’Day also spoke of the relationships formed and the conversations with players around the League and said it’s an experience he’d take with him the rest of his life.

In Draft news, Orioles second-round pick Jonathan Hughes has declared his intent to attend Georgia Tech rather than turn pro and you can read more on that here.

There’s also a fun color piece up on O’s reliever Chaz Roe and why he should be your favorite pitcher. You can read that here.

Here are your lineups….

ORIOLES LINEUP

Manny Machado 3B
Jimmy Paredes DH
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis RF
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Travis Snider LF
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Chris Parmelee 1B.

Ubaldo Jimenez RHP

TIGERS LINEUP
Ian Kinsler 2B
Yoenis Cespedes LF
Victor Martinez DH
J.D. Martinez RF
Nick Castellanos 3B
Alex Avila 1B
James McCann C
Jose Iglesias SS
Anthony Gose CF

Anibal Sanchez RHP

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