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Red Sox vs. Orioles lineups: Xander Bogaerts is missing!

Xander Bogaerts is out of the lineup for the second time in four days. Not a great sign for a team that's suddenly struggling at the plate.

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Xander Bogaerts will miss his second game in four days as Brock Holt gets the start at shortstop against the Orioles in Camden Yards.

Boston Red Sox (9-7)

  1. Mookie Betts, CF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. David Ortiz, DH
  4. Hanley Ramirez, LF
  5. Mike Napoli, 1B
  6. Pablo Sandoval, 3B
  7. Daniel Nava, RF
  8. Brock Holt, SS
  9. Ryan Hanigan, C

Starting Pitcher -- Rick Porcello

Baltimore Orioles (7-9)

Starting Pitcher -- Miguel Gonzalez

Neither the Sox nor the O's have had much success since they met last weekend. The Sox went 1-2 against Tampa Bay while the Orioles were swept by Toronto. Not an impressive showing from the two teams that left their series against eachother atop the A.L. East.

The Red Sox will try to right that ship without Xander Bogaerts, who was one of the only bats that seemed dangerous at any point in Thursday's loss. At the very least, he's being replaced by Brock Holt, Who Can Do No Wrong (full name), and this is perhaps one of the better ways to get a strong infield defense behind Rick Porcello, but it's a pretty rough hit for a lineup that needs to wake up.

First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. ET with broadcasts on NESN, the MLB Network, and WEEI.