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Red Sox at Orioles lineup: Getting back to .500? Good. Doing it with Josh A. Smith? Priceless

Get it? Anyhow, Andrew Benintendi has the night off and Michael Chavis is hitting cleanup. Giddyup.

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Let’s do it again.
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Game 36 at Orioles

Lineup spot Red Sox Orioles
Lineup spot Red Sox Orioles
1 Mookie Betts, RF Jonathan Villar, 2B
2 Xander Bogaerts, SS Trey Mancini, RF
3 J.D. Martinez, LF Dwight Smith Jr., LF
4 Michael Chavis, 2B Renato Núñez, DH
5 Rafael Devers, DH Rio Ruiz, 3B
6 Christian Vázquez, C Steve Wilkerson, CF
7 Steve Pearce, 1B Chris Davis, 1B
8 Eduardo Núñez, 3B Pedro Severino, C
9 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Richie Martin, SS
SP Josh A. Smith, RHP John Means, LHP

The Red Sox (17-18) look to make it four wins in a row and get back to .500 on the season when they square off with the Orioles (very bad) tonight in Baltimore are regular old 7:05 p.m.

David Price is headed to the injured list, which means that Josh A. Smith will get the nod. Last time Smith was in for a spot start we made fun of him and then it rained and he didn’t pitch, and it was mean but ultimately good. Tonight we won’t mention anything about it because it’s gonna be 71 and sunny and they’re playing this thing.

Most of your favorite Red Sox are playing, but Andrew Benintendi takes a day off after Mookie Betts sat yesterday, a fact I omitted in the writeup because I was working very fast. Today I am also working fast, but less fast, so I can note Eduardo Núñez is at third for Boston. Eddy’s always an adventure, but must less so at third base. Rafael Devers stays in the lineup as DH, Jackie Bradley Jr. returns from two days among the bench crew and, last but not least, baby boy Michael Chavis hits in the four-hole. When you’ve got it, you’ve got it.

The Orioles. for their part, start John Means at pitcher and Chris Davis at first. That’s all you need to know.