J.J. Hardy is not in the Orioles' starting lineup on Friday.
Hardy (back) thought that he would be able to return Friday, but obviously the trainers saw something they didn't like and opted to hold him out for another day. This will be the fifth-straight game that he's missed, although they haven't ruled him out as a potential bat off the bench just yet. The Orioles will continue with the same infield configuration they've used since Hardy first went down.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jeremy Langford had 30 snaps compared to 37 for Matt Forte on Thursday night.
On the one hand, Langford has played well enough to earn increased playing time, as he became the first Bears rookie running back with rushing touchdowns in four consecutive games since Walter Payton. On the other hand, Matt Forte was playing for the first time since spraining his MCL, and his limited work load could be a result of wanting to ease him back into action. We will have to see how the snaps shake out in Week 13 before we can draw too many conclusions. Analysis: Steve Pimental