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The Thursday afternoon Orioles doubleheader game 1 game thread: vs. White Sox, 1:05

It's not every day you get a day-day doubleheader, but that's what the Orioles and White Sox are bringing us today. Chris Sale and Tyler Wilson are the starters in the first game.

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Two games for the price of one is a deal too good to pass up, even given the likelihood that the Orioles will find a way to lose both of them. Chris Sale is starting this first game, so we can pretty much already write that one off - although Sale has not been great so far this year, coming into the game with an ERA over 4. Maybe that's a good sign or maybe it means that he's going to get his turnaround going against the Orioles hitters.

Later on in the day, the White Sox game 2 starter will be making his MLB debut. I'm sure that will be a blast, just as much of a blast as Delmon Young's return to the cleanup spot and the player I choose not to name batting ninth.

By the way, there will not be anyone around to write a recap after this game, so if you've always wanted to write a recap in a FanPost, this is your big chance. Figure out amongst yourselves in the comments who's most dying to write one (because I'd feel bad if like three of you did) and when I get home I'll add the FanPost to the front page.

Today's Lineups

Adam Eaton - CF Manny Machado - 3B
Melky Cabrera - LF Jimmy Paredes - DH
Jose Abreu - 1B Adam Jones - CF
Adam LaRoche - DH Delmon Young - RF
Alexei Ramirez - SS Chris Davis - 1B
J.B. Shuck - RF Steve Pearce - LF
Gordon Beckham - 3B J.J. Hardy - SS
Tyler Flowers - C Caleb Joseph - C
Carlos Sanchez - 2B Everth Cabrera - 2B
Chris Sale - LHP Tyler Wilson - RHP