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Red Sox at Orioles lineup: Three steps forward, one step back

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Boston can get back on the winning track tonight if they score more runs than Baltimore.

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Would be nice if we could see some of this tonight.
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Game 37 at Orioles

Lineup spot Red Sox Orioles
Lineup spot Red Sox Orioles
1 Andrew Benintendi, LF Jonathan Villar, 2B
2 Mookie Betts, RF Trey Mancini, RF
3 J.D. Martinez, DH Dwight Smith Jr., DH
4 Mitch Moreland, 1B Rio Ruiz, 3B
5 Xander Bogaerts, SS Chris Davis, 1B
6 Rafael Devers, 3B Steve Wilkerson, CF
7 Michael Chavis, 2B Hanser Alberto, 2B
8 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Joey Rickard, LF
9 Christian Vázquez, C Austin Wynns, C
SP Héctor Velázquez, RHP David Hess, RHP

The Red Sox (17-19) look to renew their winning ways when they face David Hess and the Orioles (13-22) tonight in Baltimore (7:05 pm.).

Last night the Red Sox lost after I wrote very derogatory things about the Orioles, and after all that the Sox lost. The good news is that I regret nothing and am happy to report that I believe the Sox should win again now that they have their full lineup out there, more or less, though the batting order is a little tweaked with Mitch Moreland hitting cleanup, which hasn’t happened in a while. At the very least Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts are playing, which hasn’t happened since Friday, I believe. They won that game though.

Héctor Velázquez, who could be Dallas Keuchel at miminal-to-zero cost to you, starts for Boston, while David Hess goes for Baltimore. If he sounds like a jobber on 80s wrestling television... well, you’re old or faux-nostalgic (no judgment) and correct, because that is exactly what he sounds like. The Red Sox have a problem with those guys sometimes, especially this year! Just hopefully not this day.