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Red Sox vs. Orioles lineups: Chris Sale is better than Baltimore

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The Sox should win tonight behind their ace (Chris Sale).

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox
Pictured: the ace.
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The Red Sox return to Boston to face the Orioles at Fenway Park tonight behind Chris Sale (7:10 p.m., NESN). They should win.

The Orioles aren’t just bad, they’re imploding and acting out, and they’re ripe for the picking. It’s time to sweep them behind Sale, who is the ace of the staff. Just saying this again for my Nate the Great fans, who love it so much, yes they do. Keegan Akin, who is on neither Sale’s nor Eovaldi’s level, starts for Baltimore. This is another reason the Red Sox should win.

Baseball is of course very fickle and ridiculous of course, so there’s no guarantee the Sox will win, and readers of this blog might blame me for cursing them, in the event they lose. So it’s incumbent on me to say yes I am cursing them. No real reason, just abusing my power. Season’s almost over, gotta flex these muscles while I can.

The Sox waited forever to release their lineup again so not a lot to say except that’s bush league nonsense which, while fitting against the O’s, sucks. Here are the full lineups:

Game 149 vs. Orioles

Lineup spot Orioles Red Sox
Lineup spot Orioles Red Sox
1 Cedric Mullins, CF Kiké Hernández, CF
2 Ryan Mountcastle, 1B Hunter Renfroe, RF
3 Trey Mancini, DH Xander Bogaerts, SS
4 Austin Hays, RF Rafael Devers, 3B
5 Ramon Urias, 2B J.D. Martinez, DH
6 Pedro Severino, C Bobby Dalbec, 1B
7 Ryan McKenna, LF Christian Vázquez, C
8 Pat Valaika, SS Alex Verdugo, LF
9 Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B José Iglesias, 2B
SP Keegan Akin, LHP Chris Sale, LHP