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Red Sox vs. Orioles lineup: Rick Porcello looks to continue winning streak, Chris Davis show

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Today’s game is not without its share of morbid curiosity.

Boston Red Sox v Arizona Diamondbacks
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The Red Sox (5-9) can sustain their first official winning streak of 2019 with a victory over the Orioles (5-9) this afternoon at Fenway Park (1:05 p.m., NESN, MLBN out-of-market). Rick Porcello pitches for the Sox. This is his year in a nutshell:

That’s bad! Take it out on the other guys this time, Ricky.

Anyhow, Dustin Pedroia is back and he is good at fielding, so that is good. He’s batting eighth. More notable is that Steve Pearce is in at first base against the righty, likely just for some reps, but Mitch Moreland stays in the lineup as DH for hitting-everything reasons. Jackie Bradley Jr.’s the odd man out, which puts Mookie Betts in center field for the Chris Davis show, which begins in earnest again on the Baltimore side. He’s 0-54 to start the year, and this still applies:

That’s worse! Here are the full lineups:

Game 15 vs. Orioles

Lineup spot Orioles Red Sox
Lineup spot Orioles Red Sox
1 Jonathan Villar, SS Andrew Benintendi, LF
2 Trey Mancini, RF Mookie Betts, CF
3 Dwight Smith Jr., LF Mitch Moreland, DH
4 Renato Núñez, DH J.D. Martinez, RF
5 Rio Ruiz, 3B Xander Bogaerts, SS
6 Chris Davis, 1B Steve Pearce 1B
7 Hanser Alberto, 2B Rafael Devers, 3B
8 Pedro Severino, C Dustin Pedroia, 2B
9 Cedric Mullins, CF Christian Vázquez, C
SP Andrew Cashner, RHP Rick Porcello, RHP