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White Sox @ Orioles lineups and game preview

Can the O's get the four-game sweep? Do we need our brooms?

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It's game four of four in this series and the Orioles are going for the sweep. Four-game sweeps are very tough to do no matter which two teams are playing in them, but the Orioles have the upper hand. They won all three games started by lefties and now they get to face a right-handed rookie, Andre Rienzo.

Rienzo is twenty-five years old and has made seven starts for the White Sox this year. He's sporting a 5.03 ERA, a 5.62 FIP, and a 1.551 WHIP. He doesn't strike out many and he walks almost five runners per nine inning. That's only in seven starts, remember, but still, it's awful. The Orioles should light this guy up.

The White Sox lineup is as follows:

Adam Dunn is back in the lineup but Paul Konerko is being given a day off. Yesterday's almost hero, Conor Gillaspie, is starting at third base. The White Sox have started three different players at third base over the four-games series.

O's lineup from Orioles PR:


Old man Roberts is getting a day at DH with Ryan Flaherty making his first start since September 4th. Nate McLouth is batting fifth, which is new.

Bud Norris had a great start against Cleveland last time out and hopefully he'll be that same guy today. With the Orioles just one game back of the second wild card, they need this game.