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Red Sox at Orioles lineups: Sweep dreams

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Can the Sox go four for four in Baltimore?

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles
Wave bye bye the the birds, baby.
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The Red Sox try to sweep the Orioles in Baltimore tonight (7:05 p.m., NESN) one day after I erroneously said they were trying to sweep a three-game series, which, to their credit, they would have.

Apologies. We all make mistakes. Well maybe not Xander Bogaerts, but the rest of us, sure. Martín Pérez has made some, certainly, so maybe tonight he pitches really well to even out these phantom kinks. I’m not quite sure where I’m going with this, but I know Pérez has made fewer mistakes than Orioles starter Jorge López, who has been brutalized this year. Instead of that evening out, I would prefer it to continue.

The lineup is back at the current definition of full strength, which means Christian Vázquez is back after yesterday’s day off and the remaining healthy starter types are starting. It’s been enough so far, and until it stops working, will be what you see going forward. I still want Jarren Duran, but am sometimes able to leave well enough alone, and this is one of them.

Here are the full lineups:

Game 36 at Orioles

Lineup spot Red Sox Orioles
Lineup spot Red Sox Orioles
1 Marwin Gonzalez, 2B Cedric Mullins, CF
2 Alex Verdugo, CF Austin Hays, LF
3 J.D. Martinez, DH Trey Mancini, 1B
4 Xander Bogaerts, SS Ryan Mountcastle, DH
5 Rafael Devers, 3B Pedro Severino, C
6 Christian Vázquez, C Freddy Galvis, SS
7 Hunter Renfroe, RF Mikael Franco, 3B
8 Franchy Cordero, LF Pat Valaika, 2B
9 Bobby Dalbec, 1B Ryan McKenna, RF
SP Martín Pérez, LHP Jorge López, RHP