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Red Sox at Orioles lineups: “Happy” Sale Day

A win tonight would be very nice imho.

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox
Chris. Please.
Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox look to shake off the weekend from hell tonight in Baltimore behind Chris Sale (7:05 p.m., NESN).

Well, that stunk. Good thing the Orioles are just about the only thing that stinks worse. And Sale? He’s good. So hopefully this matchup with the mighty Bruce Zimmerman, who’s kinda not actually mighty, is a cure for what ails us.

The lineup is full of all the usual suspects, including Bobby “scared of the dugout” Dalbec and Kyle “I’m not actually a first baseman, so I’m not playing first base” Schwarber, who could very well be starting his final week for the club (if you just count the regular season, obviously, as it’ll be hard for him to win World Series MVP otherwise).

Here’s hoping that the final two series—against the lowly O’s and Nationals—can lower the anxiety levels around here so we have anxiety to spare for next Tuesday’s Wild Card game, because hopefully we’ll need it.

Hopefully. Here they are:

Game 157 at Orioles

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