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Orioles pregame: With no DH in Atlanta, Chris Davis moves to right field

Orioles

manager

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Buck Showalter

promised some unconventional thinking when drawing up his lineup for these games at National League parks, and tonight's would qualify.

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With no designated hitter, Showalter found a way to get

Chris Davis

' hot bat in the lineup, sending him to right field, a position he's never played in the major leagues.

Showalter wants to keep

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Mark Reynolds
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at first base, and there are several options at third (

Wilson Betemit

starts there tonight). Those are the only two positions Davis has played in the bigs.

He has played 54 minor league games in the outfield, including 14 games at Triple-A Round Rock last season. But he hasn't played right field since his first year of pro ball in 2006, when he played two games for Single-A Spokane.

In his last 21 games, Davis is hitting .361 with four doubles, seven homers and 16 RBI.

Here are tonight's lineups. By the way, it's a 7:35 start tonight.

Orioles

Brian Roberts 2B

J.J. Hardy SS

Chris Davis RF

Adam Jones CF

Matt Wieters C

Mark Reynolds 1B

Wilson Betemit

3B

Steve Pearce LFBrian Matusz P

Braves

Michael Bourn CF

Martin Prado 1B

Brian McCann C

Dan Uggla 2B

Chipper Jones 3B

Matt Diaz LF

Jason Heyward RF

Andrelton Simmons SS

Tommy Hanson P

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