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Orioles (95-65) at Blue Jays (82-78)

Battle of the Birds! Clash of the Non-Canaries! Yet another tune-up game for the playoffs!

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So, Game 161 is upon us. The Orioles clinched the division, what, a month ago? Two months ago? And they've been fielding Spring Training road game lineups ever since. Today will continue that trend.

Alexi Casilla is the latest to get an audition at third base, a position that is the primary area of concern for the Orioles going into the playoffs, aide from the whole not scoring enough runs / not pitching very well thing they've been doing of late. Buck says he's not worried, so I'm trying to not be worried. But I'm not succeeding.

We still won't see the probably ALDS Game 1 positional arrangement today, as Nick Markakis and Alejandro de Aza will start (and most likely finish) this game as spectators. Jonathan Schoop does get the start at second base, as Ryan Flaherty, Kelly Johnson and Jimmy Paredes all start on the bench as well. Christian Walker will get a few more reps at first base, and Steve Pearce gets to put on his outfield glove for probably the last time this year, or until the 10th O's playoff game when a certain wayward first baseman is allowed to return.

Wei-Yin Chen gets the start for the Orioles, and it could be a while before he gets another one, should the O's face the Tigers in the ALDS. J.A. Happ will start for the Blue Jays, as if that matters. Because it doesn't. Because we're going to the playoffs, Toronto isn't, and Cito Still Sucks.

Today's Lineups

Alexi Casilla - 3B Jose Reyes - SS
Steve Pearce - RF Jose Bautista - RF
Adam Jones - CF Edwin Encarnacion - DH
Nelson Cruz - DH Danny Valencia - 3B
Delmon Young - LF Dioner Navarro - C
J.J. Hardy - SS John Mayberry - 1B
Christian Walker - 1B Dalton Pompey - CF
Caleb Joseph - C Kevin Pillar - LF
Jonathan Schoop - 2B Steve Tolleson - 2B
Wei-Yin Chen - LHP J.A. Happ - LHP