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Red Sox at Orioles: Chris Sale is here to finish the job

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Finish them.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox look to sweep the everlasting fuck out of the Orioles this afternoon at Camden Yards when Chris Sale (11-4, 2.04 ERA) faces Alex Cobb (3-14, 5.55 ERA). LOL.

About today’s game: Baseball is weird and all, but read the sentence above as many times as you want and tell me you think the Orioles (35-83) have a chance today (1:05 p.m., NESN). I’ve given up doubting the Sox (84-35) in virtually every way, including reliably demolishing lesser competition. Craig Kimbrel’s stuff hasn’t been great recently, sure. Do you think there will be a save situation today, friend? I do not. This stretch of games has allowed a perhaps overused Kimbrel to rest. If it or anything else is an Achilles Heel, fine, but please remember how many battles Achilles won before he got got.

As for the actual lineup, Andrew Benintendi sits again, as does Xander Bogaerts.

About yesterday’s games: They kicked ass in the morning and they kicked ass at night.

Forecast: It doesn’t matter.

Today’s reading: LOL.

A good tweet from yesterday:

LINEUPS

Game 120 at Orioles

Lineup Spot Red Sox Orioles
Lineup Spot Red Sox Orioles
1 Mookie Betts, RF Joey Rickard, LF
2 Brock Holt, SS Jonathan Villar, 2B
3 Steve Pearce, DH Adam Jones, RF
4 J.D. Martinez, LF Trey Mancini, DH
5 Mitch Moreland, 1B Tim Beckham, SS
6 Eduardo Núñez, 2B Chris Davis, 1B
7 Rafael Devers, 3B Renato Núñez, 3B
8 Sandy León, C Austin Wynns, C
9 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Cedric Mullins, CF
SP Chris Sale, LHP Alex Cobb, RHP