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Red Sox vs. Orioles lineups: The wind’s in their sails

The Sox can complete a much-needed sweep today behind #Ed.

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox
Just Dingers? Sure!
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The Red Sox can complete a sorely needed sweep of the Orioles this afternoon at Fenway Park behind Eduardo Rodriguez (1:10 p.m., NESN).

I don’t know about you, but I needed this weekend to go as it has, and I need it to continue through today’s game. The Orioles are as bad as ever, and the Yankees loom, so a few wins right now will go a long way toward battening down the hatches for the forthcoming rivalrous showdown. With two of said wins down, the suddenly slugging Sox can make it a trifecta today against O’s starter Keegan Akin, he of an 8.23 ERA. Is that what we want to see? It is what we want to see.

Also a sight for sore eyes? A beefy boy lineup, featuring J.D. Martinez and Kyle Schwarver, along with the rest of the gang. No Jarren Duran today, and Alex Verdugo is batting eighth, with Hunter Renfroe in the 2-hole. Let’s put up some major runs today again, boys!

Game 120 vs. Orioles

Lineup spot Orioles Red Sox
Lineup spot Orioles Red Sox
1 Cedric Mullins, CF Kiké Hernández, 2B
2 Austin Hays, RF Hunter Renfroe, RF
3 Trey Mancini, 1B Xander Bogaerts, SS
4 Anthony Santander, DH Rafael Devers, 3B
5 Ramón Urias, 2B J.D. Martinez, LF
6 Pedro Severino, C Kyle Schwarber DH
7 Ryan McKenna, LF Bobby Dalbec, 1B
8 Maikel Franco, 3B Alex Verdugo, CF
9 Jorge Mateo, SS Christian Vázquez, C
SP Keegan Akin, LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP