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

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The Orioles trot out Keegan Akin in an effort to snap a 15-game losing streak.

Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

In today’s edition of “where is Jorge Mateo” the answer is right field. Mateo has already played second base, shortstop, third base and left field since Baltimore picked him up a few weeks ago. The apparent utility man will bat seventh tonight.

Cedric Mullins will take his usual place in center field. Austin Hays will round out the outfield in left. Anthony Santander remains sidelined with a sore ankle.

Ryan Mountcastle gets the nod at first base with Trey Mancini sliding into the DH role. Ramón Urías will play second base, while Richie Martin handles shortstop. Maikel Franco is a third, and Pedro Severino will catch Keegan Akin.

Akin takes the mound still in search of his first victory of the season. Who better to snap a losing streak than a guy that has not won at all?

Orioles Lineup:

  1. Cedric Mullins CF
  2. Ryan Mountcastle 1B
  3. Trey Mancini DH
  4. Austin Hays LF
  5. Pedro Severino C
  6. Ramón Urías 2B
  7. Jorge Mateo RF
  8. Maikel Franco 3B
  9. Richie Martin SS

Starter: LHP Keegan Akin