If you're trying to find this game on your TV, keep in mind that tonight's game is on Fox. The Orioles are important enough for a national broadcast! Sure, it's probably only because of the Red Sox, and even then they might get the C-team broadcast crew, but hey, it's something.
The O's have already guaranteed at least a split of this four game series by virtue of winning the first two games. That's pretty good - and it's even pulled them ahead of the Red Sox in the standings. That's also good! But if they don't keep winning, the ground they have gained will disappear just like that. Indeed, with the Yankees already beating the Blue Jays, 7-0, on Saturday, there is no way that the Orioles can gain ground on first place today. They can only lose it, if they lose.
It is Dylan Bundy day for the Orioles. It's no secret that Bundy has been the best and really the only consistent Orioles starting pitcher this year. The next game where he fails to go at least six innings will be the first such game this season. Hopefully that doesn't happen tonight. This is going to be Bundy's 12th start of the season and his fourth against the Red Sox. Over the first three, he's held the Red Sox to just five runs in 20.1 innings. Hopefully there will be some more of that tonight.
The Red Sox counter with David Price, who will be making just his second start of the season. Is the Price right? Nobody really knows the answer yet. If he's not totally healthy or effective, perhaps the Orioles can expose that weakness, if it exists, tonight.
|BOSTON RED SOX||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Mookie Betts - RF||Joey Rickard - LF|
|Andrew Benintendi - LF||Adam Jones - CF|
|Xander Bogaerts - SS||Manny Machado - 3B|
|Mitch Moreland - 1B||Mark Trumbo - RF|
|Hanley Ramirez - DH||Chris Davis - DH|
|Jackie Bradley - CF||Trey Mancini - 1B|
|Christian Vazquez - C||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Pablo Sandoval - 3B||J.J. Hardy - SS|
|Josh Rutledge - 2B||Caleb Joseph - C|
|David Price - LHP||Dylan Bundy - RHP|