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Tuesday night Orioles game thread: vs. Yankees, 7:05

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The Orioles have a chance to wash the bad taste out of their mouths from the series opener in game two tonight against the Yankees.

Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees - Game Two Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

At one point against the Yankees last night, the O’s had a 6-1 lead. But the game slipped away in the later innings, with New York winning by a final score of 10-7. The matchup was punctuated by several Oriole gaffes in the field — like overthrowing the cutoff man and losing a pop-up, to name a few. So tonight will be a test of the Orioles’ resiliency.

In 2019, the Yankees are responsible for seven of the 14 home runs David Hess has allowed. And the O’s right-hander has not had much luck pitching at home this year either. In three starts at Camden Yards in 2019, he is 0-2 with a 7.07 ERA.

Tonight’s Oriole lineup has a different look to it. Stevie Wilkerson is leading off for the first time this year. With the start of this game, he will have hit in every spot in the lineup except cleanup. Jonathan Villar finds himself hitting fifth for the first time this season. In the past, he’s gotten the majority of his at-bats in the leadoff spot.

Orioles lineup

  1. Stevie Wilkerson CF
  2. Dwight Smith Jr. LF
  3. Trey Mancini RF
  4. Rio Ruiz 3B
  5. Jonathan Villar SS
  6. Chris Davis 1B
  7. Renato Núñez DH
  8. Hanser Alberto 2B
  9. Austin Wynns C
  • David Hess RHP

Yankees lineup

  1. DJ LeMahieu 2B
  2. Luke Voit 1B
  3. Gary Sanchez DH
  4. Aaron Hicks CF
  5. Gleyber Torres SS
  6. Gio Urshela 3B
  7. Clint Frazier RF
  8. Cameron Maybin LF
  9. Austin Romine C
  • D. German P

Stats provided by Baseball Reference.