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Zac Lowther makes his first major league start tonight! Chat it up!

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The feel-goodness of being an Oriole came to a crashing halt last night as the Red Sox handed the O’s a 6-2 loss in a game that lasted late into the evening thanks to a rain delay. It’s what we’re used to as Orioles fans. Sports-induced endorphin rushes like the one we got on Wednesday don’t come to us often.

We probably won’t see a no-hitter tonight (although at the rate pitchers are racking them up this year, who knows), but we do have something to look forward to: the first major-league start of prospect Zac Lowther.

Lowther made his MLB debut on April 25th with a scoreless inning against Oakland, but he was sent back to the alternate training site just after that. But now he’s back! For how long remains to be seen, but a strong start could only help his case.

If you’re not too familiar with what Zac Lowther brings to the table, check out our pre-season write up of him and get to know the soft-tossing lefty.

Orioles lineup

1. Cedric Mullins (L) CF

2. Austin Hays (R) LF

3. Trey Mancini (R) 1B

4. DJ Stewart (L) RF

5. Ryan Mountcastle (R) DH

6. Freddy Galvis (S) SS

7. Maikel Franco (R) 3B

8. Chance Sisco (L) C

9. Rio Ruiz (L) 2B

SP: Zac Lowther (LHP)

Red Sox lineup

1. Michael Chavis (R) 2B

2. Alex Verdugo (L) CF

3. J.D. Martinez (R) DH

4. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS

5. Rafael Devers (L) 3B

6. Christian Vazquez (R) C

7. Marwin Gonzalez (S) LF

8. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF

9. Bobby Dalbec (R) 1B

SP: Garrett Richards (RHP)

Let’s go O’s!