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Red Sox vs. Orioles: Joe Kelly goes for nine straight

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Joe Kelly can win his ninth straight game Tuesday night.

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Kelly is in search of a ninth straight win Tuesday night as he takes the mound against the Orioles.

Today's Lineups

Mookie Betts - CF Gerardo Parra - RF
Dustin Pedroia - 2B Manny Machado - 3B
Xander Bogaerts - SS Chris Davis - 1B
David Ortiz - DH Adam Jones - CF
Travis Shaw - 1B Matt Wieters - C
Pablo Sandoval - 3B Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Rusney Castillo - LF Steve Clevenger - DH
Ryan Hanigan - C J.J. Hardy - SS
Jackie Bradley - RF Steve Pearce - LF
Joe Kelly - RHP Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP

It's a pretty typical Red Sox lineup tonight, which is interesting, because it seems like the Sox have maybe decided against trying their outfielders in different positions? Mookie Betts has yet to play a game outside of center field, and with only two weeks left, the team's ability to get any meaningful look at their three outfielders in different spots is vanishing in a hurry.

The same is true of Hanley Ramirez at first base, but that's probably more to do with health than anything else. I think at this point the Red Sox--and perhaps Hanley as well--would just as soon call it a season for their left-fielder-gone-wrong, with an eye towards a less depressing 2016.

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