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Thursday night Orioles game thread: vs. Athletics, 7:05

Adam Jones and Chris Davis are on the bench in the Orioles finale against the Athletics. Dylan Bundy is in desperate need of a quality start.

Oakland Athletics v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

If you were hoping to see Adam Jones in the lineup tonight, you’ll be disappointed. Cedric Mullins will take center, while John Andreoli and Joey Rickard patrol the corners. While the Orioles need to take a look at their young outfielders, it’s sad thinking this could be how it ends for Jones in Baltimore.

Tim Beckham will be the designated hitter tonight, which opens up a spot for Jonathan Villar at shortstop. Breyvic Valera will play second base. Valera is 4-18 in six games for Baltimore this season. Chris Davis will also take a seat with Trey Mancini manning first. Davis is hitless in his last 15 at bats with six strikeouts.

The Orioles managed only one hit in last night’s 10-0 loss. They’ll probably need a few more than that to pull out a victory tonight.

Dylan Bundy takes the mound for Baltimore in desperate need of a quality start. Bundy is 7-14 on the season, and has struggled immensely in the second half. He’s allowed a league high 37 home runs to opponents. The Orioles will face lefty Brett Anderson.

For the Orioles

Cedric Mullins CF

Joey Rickard RF

Jonathan Villar SS

Trey Mancini 1B

Tim Beckham DH

Renato Núñez 3B

John Andreoli LF

Breyvic Valera 2B

Caleb Joseph C

Dylan Bundy RHP