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GameThread for Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox, Jun 16, 2016 7:10 PM EDT

The Orioles try to take the series with Tyler Wilson on the mound.

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Despite the rotation troubles on both teams (admittedly moreso on the part of the Orioles), you can make an argument that these two teams are the best in the American League. It's not an ironclad argument, but I'd be willing to hear your talking points.

And they have played like it. This is their third series of the season. In the first the Orioles took two of three. In the second the Red Sox won the first two before the Orioles came back to take the next two and split the series. And they head into the third game of this series each having won one game. This is what we could be looking at all season, folks. It's equal parts fun and stressful.

The best that I can say about Tyler Wilson is that at this point I prefer to see him on the mound over Mike Wright and Ubaldo Jimenez. He last started against the Red Sox on Memorial Day and he actually wasn't too bad. He gave up eight hits in 6 2/3 innings but he held the Red Sox to just three runs. I'll take that against the Red Sox offense every day of the week and hopefully we see similar tonight.

Today's Lineups

Adam Jones - CF Mookie Betts - RF
Joey Rickard - RF Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Manny Machado - SS Xander Bogaerts - SS
Mark Trumbo - DH David Ortiz - DH
Chris Davis - 1B Hanley Ramirez - 1B
Matt Wieters - C Jackie Bradley - CF
Jonathan Schoop - 2B Rusney Castillo - LF
Nolan Reimold - LF Travis Shaw - 3B
Paul Janish - 3B Sandy Leon - C
Tyler Wilson - RHP Eduardo Rodriguez - LHP