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Sunday afternoon game thread: @ Red Sox, 1:05

David Hess returns to the Orioles for his second major league start, trying to earn his second win. It won't be easy.

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Welcome back for more misery, Orioles fans.

No sooner had the Orioles snapped their franchise record-tying 13-game losing streak than they returned to their losing ways, falling 6-3 in Boston on Saturday to drop to 4-18 on the road this season. As you might have suspected, that's the worst road record in baseball by a wide margin; all other teams have at least seven road wins. Their Saturday loss assured that they won't win the series; the Birds are still sitting on just one road series win this year.

Still, the O's can salvage a split of the four-game set if they win today, and they'll have a relatively fresh face on the mound: David Hess, who is making his second major league start (and first on the road). Hess impressed with a quality start and a win against the Rays in his debut May 12. How will he fare in an unfriendly environment against the highest-scoring team in the AL? No matter what happens, chances are it'll be better than Chris Tillman would've done.

Also of note: Chris Davis, who has struck out in six consecutive at-bats, is out of the lineup against lefty Eduardo Rodriguez. It probably wouldn't be a bad idea for a Davis benching to become a regular thing, and not just against lefties.

Today's Lineups

Trey Mancini - 1B Mookie Betts - RF
Adam Jones - CF Andrew Benintendi - LF
Manny Machado - SS Mitch Moreland - 1B
Jonathan Schoop - 2B J.D. Martinez - DH
Mark Trumbo - DH Rafael Devers - 3B
Danny Valencia - 3B Eduardo Nunez - 2B
Joey Rickard - RF Brock Holt - SS
Andrew Susac - C Christian Vazquez - C
Craig Gentry - LF Jackie Bradley - CF
David Hess - RHP Eduardo Rodriguez - LHP