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GameThread for Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles, Aug 17, 2016 7:05 PM EDT

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Let's go O's! Stay the heck out of third place!

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Orioles have been in first or second place every single day this season. If they lose tonight, they'll fall to third place. I don't want that. You don't want that. The Orioles don't want that.

Dylan Bundy will be trying to shut down the Red Sox to make sure that doesn't happen. It feels strange to say, but I'm glad he's the one pitching tonight. I wish he could pitch every night.

One notable change to the lineup is that Hyun Soo Kim is in against David Price. Normally Buck Showalter has opted for Nolan Reimold against lefties, but he's been so miserable lately. I'm looking forward to seeing what Kim can do with some regular exposure to lefties. I doubt he could be worse than Nolan.

Today's Lineups

BOSTON RED SOX BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Dustin Pedroia - 2B Adam Jones - CF
Xander Bogaerts - SS Jonathan Schoop - 2B
David Ortiz - DH Manny Machado - 3B
Mookie Betts - RF Mark Trumbo - DH
Jackie Bradley - CF Steve Pearce - 1B
Sandy Leon - C Chris Davis - RF
Brock Holt - 3B Matt Wieters - C
Travis Shaw - 1B J.J. Hardy - SS
Andrew Benintendi - LF Hyun Soo Kim - LF
David Price - LHP Dylan Bundy - RHP