And they are doing it with a wrinkle you have never seen before.
He's never done that in his seven-year big league career, which spans 996 games. He has most frequently batted third (543 starts) while making 294 starts at the No. 2 spot. He has hit in every lineup spot but first in his career.
Two other things about Friday's lineup: Outfielder
Teagarden, who has dealt with a back issue since the spring, is expected to be activated from the DL soon, with reserve catcher
Here are the lineups:
Orioles: Markakis 9, Hardy 6, Thome DH, Jones 8, Wieters 2, Davis 7, Reynolds 3, Betemit 5, Andino 4, Hammel 1.