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Friday night Orioles game thread: vs. Astros, 7:05

The final series of the season has arrived, starting with a matchup tonight against the Orioles and Astros at Camden Yards.

MLB: Game Two-Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The Orioles and Astros were rained out last night, so tonight becomes the series opener. Houston arrives in Baltimore with a record of 100-58, having already clinched the American League West. The O’s are 0-3 against the Astros so far this season.

David Hess gets the start for Baltimore in the first game of their final series. He’s carrying a 3-10 record on the year along with a 5.14 ERA. His last start was on September 22 against the Yankees, when he allowed two runs in five innings but got a no-decision. This will be Hess’ first career start against the Astros.

Gerrit Cole takes the mound for the Astros and he is having a stellar year, pitching to a 15-5 record with a 2.92 ERA and 272 strikeouts. He allowed three runs over seven innings in his most recent start and he has a 3.42 ERA in his last four starts. This will be his first time facing the Orioles this year.

Orioles lineup

  1. Cedric Mullins CF
  2. Jonathan Villar SS
  3. Trey Mancini 1B
  4. Adam Jones RF
  5. DJ Stewart LF
  6. Corban Joseph DH
  7. Steve Wilkerson 2B
  8. Jace Peterson 3B
  9. Austin Wynns C
  • David Hess RHP