CHICAGO – The Orioles have had an unprecedented week. Not only do they have their largest lead in the American League East in nearly 17 years, but they have had an enjoyable week in Chicago.
BALTIMORE – J.J. Hardy is not in the Orioles lineup for the second straight game due to a bruised left thumb.
BALTIMORE – J.J. Hardy was scratched from the Orioles lineup shortly before the start of Sunday’s game with a sprained left thumb.
Hardy was replaced at shortstop by Ryan Flaherty.
Jonathan Schoop is on the Orioles’ bench for Saturday’s game. Schoop is 0-for-12, and his average is .211, its lowest point since early April.