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Tuesday night Orioles game thread: vs Dodgers, 7:05

It’s the rematch of the 1966 World Series that we have all been waiting for...right?

Brooks Robinson Paul Hutchins/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Interleague baseball is good, and there is nothing you can say that will change my mind. Even in AL parks, where the novelty of pitchers hitting is eliminated, there is still a charm of seeing two teams meet in a rare match-up.

The Orioles and Dodgers do have some history between the two franchises. You may recall the 1966 World Series in which our beloved Birds took care of business in four straight games to become MLB champs. Frank Robinson was MVP, a 21-year-old Jim Palmer pitched a shutout, the Dodgers offense was completely shut down, and it was essentially a cakewalk for the O’s.

A lot of things have changed in the last 53 years, and Los Angeles is now a much better team. But in a season full of oddities for Baltimore, this could be a series that sees the home team come out on top, ya know?

Or the overpowering Dodgers lineup will absolutely tee off on poor Ty Blach and whoever is unfortunate enough to follow him out of the bullpen. But I’m more of a glass-half-full kinda guy.

Orioles lineup

  1. Jonathan Villar, Ss
  2. Trey Mancini, 1B
  3. Anthony Santander, LF
  4. Renato Nunez, 3B
  5. Rio Ruiz, 3B
  6. Hanser Alberto, 2B
  7. Mason Williams
  8. D.J. Stewart, RF
  9. Chance Sisco, C

LHP Ty Blach

Dodgers lineup

  1. A.J. Pollack, LF
  2. David Freese, 1B
  3. Chris Taylor, 3B
  4. Cody Bellinger, CF
  5. Enrique Hernandez, RF
  6. Corey Seager, SS
  7. Will Smith, C
  8. Joc Pederson, DH
  9. Gavin Lux, 2B

RHP Walker Buehler