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Monday night Orioles game thread: at Yankees, 7:05

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The O’s are back in the familiar role of spoiler as they head to the Bronx to face the new-look Yankees with Jorge López on the mound.

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Don’t look now, but the Yankees are kind of good again, and the Orioles are going to get a full dose of the newly pinstriped additions. Anthony Rizzo and Joey Gallo are both in the starting lineup, and former Angels hurler Andrew Heaney is on the bump. Not to mention, this squad has won five out of their last six games and seems poised to slip into one of the two wild card spots before season’s end. Paul’s got a full series preview for you in case you need to get up to speed.

It’s anyone’s guess as to which version of Jorge López will toe the rubber this evening. He was quite bad last time out, going just two innings and serving up five runs. That might happen again, but it would be cool if it didn’t. Even one of his patented starts of four innings and one earned run would be delightful. Brandon Hyde will probably still send him out there for a disastrous fifth frame, but it would be fun for at least a little while.

Fortunately, the O’s should have most of their big bullets available out of the bullpen considering the crew they trotted out in Sunday’s loss. Plus a fresh Cedric Mullins off a day off. Sounds like a win to me, folks!

Orioles’ Starting Lineup

  1. Cedric Mullins, CF
  2. Austin Hays, LF
  3. Trey Mancini, DH
  4. Ryan Mountcastle, 1B
  5. Anthony Santander, RF
  6. Ramón Urías, SS
  7. Pedro Severino, C
  8. Maikel Franco, 3B
  9. Pat Valaika, 2B

RHP Jorge López (2-12, 6.19 ERA)

Yankees Starting Lineup

  1. DJ LeMahieu, 2B
  2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  3. Aaron Judge, DH
  4. Joey Gallo, LF
  5. Giancarlo Stanton, RF
  6. Rougned Odor, 3B
  7. Gary Sánchez, C
  8. Gleyber Torres, SS
  9. Brett Gardner, CF

LHP Andrew Heaney (6-7, 5.27 ERA)