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Game 85: Rangers (37-47) @ Orioles (45-39), 7:05

The Orioles play the Rangers on Thursday night, unless it rains a whole lot and they don't play. Yu Darvish was scheduled to start for Texas, but it may be Scott Baker instead. Wei-Yin Chen starts for the Orioles.

Mitchell Layton

The story of tonight's chances of playing a game in two tweets:

As they say, that escalated quickly.

The good news about this rainy mess for the Orioles is that the Rangers have indicated that, if it's looking like a start that could be interrupted by rain delay, they will not be having Yu Darvish start the game, so as to save him for a game where he wouldn't be interrupted by weather. That would send Scott Baker to the mound instead. That sounds like the name of someone who sucks and yet inexplicably dominates the Orioles for five innings.

Baker has given up eight home runs in 40.1 innings, so there's that.

Today's Lineups

Shin-Soo Choo - DH Nick Markakis - RF
Elvis Andrus - SS Steve Pearce - LF
Alex Rios - RF Adam Jones - CF
Adrian Beltre - 3B Nelson Cruz - DH
Leonys Martin - CF Chris Davis - 1B
Chris Gimenez - C J.J. Hardy - SS
Carlos Pena - 1B Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Michael Choice - LF Ryan Flaherty - 3B
Rougned Odor - 2B Nick Hundley - C
Yu Darvish - RHP Wei-Yin Chen - LHP