A win today could catapult the Orioles in front of the Royals and lift them, however momentarily, above their former ALCS foes for the worst record in baseball. Maybe it would be just slightly less depressing to be an Orioles fan over the All-Star break.
It is quite possible that these nine innings will be the last we see of Manny Machado in Baltimore. The shortstop will make his way to D.C. and play at least one more time in the orange and black, but it sure feels like a trade is coming very soon. The Phillies and Brewers are lurking. The O's will have gotten one last home stand out of him and they can now move on to other objectives.
|TEXAS RANGERS||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Shin-Soo Choo - DH||Tim Beckham - 3B|
|Elvis Andrus - SS||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Jurickson Profar - 3B||Manny Machado - SS|
|Rougned Odor - 2B||Adam Jones - CF|
|Ronald Guzman - 1B||Mark Trumbo - RF|
|Ryan Rua - RF||Danny Valencia - DH|
|Joey Gallo - LF||Chris Davis - 1B|
|Isiah Kiner-Falefa - C||Joey Rickard - LF|
|Delino DeShields Jr. - CF||Caleb Joseph - C|
|Mike Minor - LHP||Miguel Castro - RHP|