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Red Sox at Orioles lineup: Looking for a super nice Charm City sweep

The rain may put a damper on game 69.

Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox
It would be nice, yes.
Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

The Red Sox (46-22) look to sweep the Orioles (19-47) behind Chris Sale (5-4. 2.83 ERA) as they wrap up a three-game series in Baltimore this afternoon, weather permitting (3:05 p.m., NESN, MLBN out-of-market).

About today’s game: The nicest game of the year sees Sale squaring off against righty Yefry Ramirez (NR), who will be making his Major League debut. Even with Sale struggling a little bit, we can safely say the Sox have the advantage. Mookie Betts is back atop the lineup, but Mitch Moreland gets a day off, with hot-hitting Brock Holt playing first.

About last night’s game: Eduardo Rodriguez did his 523 inning thing and Raffy and Beni homered as the Sox squirmed past O’s, 6-4. Read Matt’s recap here.

Forecast: Rain. Enough of it that game 69 might not happen until tomorrow.

Today’s reading: I hate to go with Matt two days in a row but he wrote about Beni so here we are.

A good tweet from yesterday, albeit one full of LIES:


Game 69 (nice) vs. Orioles

Lineup Spot Red Sox Orioles
Lineup Spot Red Sox Orioles
1 Mookie Betts, RF Joey Rickard, RF
2 Andrew Benintendi, LF Trey Mancini, 1B
3 Xander Bogaerts, SS Manny Machado, SS
4 J.D. Martinez, DH Danny Valencia, 3B
5 Rafael Devers, 3B Jonathan Schoop, 2B
6 Eduardo Núñez, 1B Mark Trumbo, DH
7 Brock Holt, 1B Craig Gentry, CF
8 Sandy León, C Austin Wynns, C
9 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Jace Peterson, LF
SP Chris Sale, LHP Yefry Ramirez, RHP