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Red Sox at Orioles lineup: Sale day on the Inner Harbor

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He’s been lights-out, and now he gets Baltimore.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Kansas City Royals
It’s Chris Sale, K? Get it? You get it.
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Game 72 at Orioles

Lineup spot Red Sox Orioles
Lineup spot Red Sox Orioles
1 Mookie Betts, RF Hanser Alberto, 3B
2 Andrew Benintendi, LF Trey Mancini, 1B
3 J.D. Martinez, DH Pedro Severino, C
4 Rafael Devers, 3B Renato Núñez, DH
5 Xander Bogaerts, SS Anthony Santander, RF
6 Brock Holt, 2B Jonathan Villar, 2B
7 Michael Chavis, 1B Keon Broxton, CF
8 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Stevie Wilkerson, LF
9 Sandy León, C Richie Martin, SS
SP Chris Sale, LHP Dylan Bundy, RHP

The Red Sox (37-34) might have another laugher on their hands against the Orioles (21-48) this afternoon as the white-hot Chris Sale faces down a sad lineup at 4:05 p.m. Baseball’s funny, but I dunno if it’s funny enough to overcome a Sale who has 22 strikeouts in his last 16 innings, all scoreless, one night after the Red Sox beat back the O’s 13-2. Maybe O’s starter Dylan Bundy can pull something out of his hat — he’s fine, but if he gets lit up early and it’s back to the Baltimore bullpen, that’s bad, for them and good for us. I dunno how much more to say about this one other than that Sandy León is back for Sale’s start and, again, I feel pretty good about it.