López has allowed three runs and five hits in 12 innings this month, with seven walks and nine strikeouts. He’s made two starts against the Red Sox this season and allowed eight runs and 12 hits in 9 2/3 innings.
He owns a career 8.62 ERA and 1.532 WHIP in four appearances (two starts) against the Red Sox covering 15 2/3 innings.
Cedric Mullins is out of the lineup today after manager Brandon Hyde removed him late in last night’s loss to provide rest. His hitting streak sits at 20 games.
Mullins has hit safely in each of his 11 games against the Red Sox this season, batting .422 (19-for-45) and has a .588 average (10-for-17) in four games at Fenway Park that ranks as the highest of any player at the venue this season with a minimum of 10 at-bats.
Pedro Severino had two more hits last night and is batting third today as the designated hitter.
Santander has posted a .339 average (20-for-59) with six walks in 16 games in the second half.
Severino is batting .293 (17-for-58) in 17 games since the All-Star break.
The Orioles have homered in eight consecutive games and 17 of their last 20.
In the last two games, the Orioles have gone 0-for-28 with runners in scoring position.
Left-hander Chris Sale is making his first start since Aug. 13, 2019. He’s 8-2 with a 2.57 ERA and 1.066 WHIP in 20 career games (14 starts) versus the Orioles.
Trey Mancini, in a 6-for-40 slump, is 10-for-25 with three doubles and a triple against Sale. He’s batting second.
Bobby Dalbec has nine hits in his last 18 at-bats, with two doubles, one triple, one home run and nine RBIs.
Fifteen of Hunter Renfroe’s last 20 hits have been for extra-bases - eight doubles and seven home runs.
Kevin Plawecki is batting .400 with a .937 OPS in 15 games since the break.
For the Orioles
Austin Hays RF
Trey Mancini 1B
Pedro Severino DH
Anthony Santander LF
Ryan McKenna CF
Maikel Franco 3B
Jorge Mateo 2B
Richie Martin SS
Austin Wynns C
Jorge López RHP
For the Red Sox
Kiké Hernández 2B
Alex Verdugo LF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Rafael Devers 3B
J.D. Martinez DH
Hunter Renfroe RF
Jarren Duran CF
Christian Vázquez C
Bobby Dalbec 1B
Chris Sale LHP