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Red Sox at Orioles lineups: Home sweet home away from home?

The Sox’s trip to Baltimore, a popular spot for Boston fans, could be just what the doctor ordered.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles
Show ‘em.
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The Red Sox, desperate to get on the right track, head to the often-friendly confines of Camden Yards as Rich Hill faces Kyle Bradish, who will make his Major League debut tonight against Boston (7:05 p.m., NESN).

As I predicted, yesterday’s game was not a high-scoring affair, but Bradish is no Alek Manoah, so there’s ample reason the Sox can get their acts together tonight in Maryland. Mired in their longest homer drought in more than 20 years, the Sox say the power is coming, and I believe them, for my part. It doesn’t seem like it, but it’s still very early. The season lasts forever and a day. This isn’t 2020: There is time.

Hill takes the mound looking to get on track, which is hard for 42-year-olds (I can vouch for this. Or could, two years ago), but tends to be easier against the Orioles. Tanner Houck is expected to piggyback behind him, though last time they said that he came in towards the end of the game. Offensively, Martinez is out again as he seems to be still working his way back from that injury. Franchy Cordero is also in the lineup at first base after getting called up today.

Full lineups are as follows:

Game 21 at Orioles

Lineup spot Red Sox Orioles
Lineup spot Red Sox Orioles
1 Trevor Story, 2B Cedric Mullins, CF
2 Alex Verdugo, LF Trey Mancini, RF
3 Xander Bogaerts, SS Ryan Mountcastle, 1B
4 Rafael Devers, 3B Austin Hays, DH
5 Enrique Hernández, CF Ramón Urías, 2B
6 Franchy Cordero, 1B Tyler Nevin, 3B
7 Christian Arroyo, DH Robinson Chirinos, C
8 Jackie Bradley Jr., RF Jorge Mateo, SS
9 Christian Vázquez, C Ryan McKenna, LF
SP Rich Hill, LHP Kyle Bradish, RHP