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Gameday Thread: Red Sox at Orioles, 04/25

Game Time: 7:05 | TV: MASN, NESN (BOS) | Radio: WHFS
Curt Schilling, RH Daniel Cabrera, RH (2-1, 3.81) (1-1, 4.10) SS J Lugo 2B B Roberts 1B K Youkilis RF N Markakis DH D Ortiz SS M Tejada LF M Ramirez 1B A Huff RF J Drew LF J Payton 3B M Lowell DH K Millar C J Varitek CF C Patterson CF W Pena 3B C Gomez 2B A Cora C P Bako

SBN's Over the Monster, where some of y'all got into a spat during spring training. Memories...

Current AL East standings: Boston, Baltimore (1.5), Toronto (2.5), Tampa Bay (3.5), New York (4).

The O's and Red Sox both come into this 7-3 in their last 10 but having lost their last two games. We lost a couple of fouled up stinkers to Oakland, and Boston was smoked by the recently-swept Jays.

Nobody in the AL is jumping out to a big-time start, as Boston's 12-7 is the best mark in the league, and we're tied with Detroit, Minnesota and Oakland for fourth-best.

All of this largely meaningless banter is just a way for me to fill up space before I just say all that I really mean today: Let's kick some ass. No more rolling over for the Red Sox. I want to punch this team in the mouth and take first place.