Orioles and Red Sox lineups in Boston

BOSTON – Aaron Hicks is in center field this afternoon against the Red Sox and James McCann is catching. Adley Rutschman is the designated hitter.

Austin Hays is the cleanup hitter. Jordan Westburg is at second base and Gunnar Henderson is at third.

Jack Flaherty has posted a 6.66 ERA and 1.521 WHIP in five starts with the Orioles. He struck out seven batters in 4 2/3 innings in Arizona but gave up four runs and six hits.

Flaherty has never faced the Red Sox.

The Orioles have won six games in a row and 12 of 15 and are 89-51 overall, 47-25 on the road. They’ve scored 34 runs this season in four games at Fenway Park.

The 89 wins are the most since the Orioles finished 89-73 in 2016. They haven’t won 90 since 2014. A victory today would make them 10-0-2 over the last 12 division series.

Orioles pitchers have registered a 3.58 ERA in the last 60 games.

Left-hander Chris Sale is 10-4 with a 3.46 ERA and 1.128 WHIP in 25 games against the Orioles, including 19 starts. Hays is 6-for-16 with three home runs. Ryan Mountcastle is 3-for-10 with two homers. Cedric Mullins is 4-for-12 with a double and homer.

Hicks is 11-for-33 with two doubles and 12 strikeouts.

Sale faced the Orioles twice in April and allowed 12 runs in eight innings.

The Orioles rank first with a .285 average with runners in scoring position, and the Red Sox are third at .279.

For the Orioles
Adley Rutschman DH
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Anthony Santander RF
Austin Hays LF
Aaron Hicks CF
Gunnar Henderson 3B
Jordan Westburg 2B
James McCann C
Jorge Mateo SS

Jack Flaherty RHP

For the Red Sox
Alex Verdugo RF
Rafael Devers 3B
Justin Turner DH
Triston Casas 1B
Masataka Yoshida LF
Trevor Story SS
Wilyer Abreu CF
Enmanuel Valdez 2B
Connor Wong C

Chris Sale LHP

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