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Orioles on deck: Machado out of lineup with illness, plus what to watch Monday vs. Red Sox and more

Josh Land
Contact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun

Orioles (19-45) vs. Red Sox (44-22)

Where: Camden Yards

First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Dylan Bundy (4-7, 4.04 ERA) vs. Red Sox RHP Steven Wright (2-0, 1.57 ERA)

Machado misses game with illness

The illness that has swept through the Orioles’ clubhouse has knocked shortstop Manny Machado out of the lineup against the Red Sox, who are a half-game behind the Yankees in the AL East. It also gives the Orioles and their fans a chance to see what life is like without Machado in the lineup.

What to watch

1. Forget. The Orioles will be looking to move on from their four-game sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays, especially Sunday’s ugly 13-3 loss. The good thing is ...

2. Bundy is on the mound. Dylan Bundy has gotten his business in order with a 2.57 ERA over his past five starts, making this his second quality stretch of this many outings this season. He has struck out 40 in 35 innings in going 3-2 since his awful three-start rut from April 26 to May 8.

3. Wright. The Red Sox send out knuckleballer Steven Wright, who is looking closer to his 2016 All-Star form after missing most of last year because of knee surgery. Wright was just put into the rotation June 5, and he pitched a gem — seven scoreless innings, two hits allowed, six strikeouts and three walks.

Orioles lineup

RF Joey Rickard

CF Adam Jones

2B Jonathan Schoop

3B Danny Valencia

DH Mark Trumbo

LF Trey Mancini

1B Chris Davis

C Chance Sisco

SS Jace Peterson

Red Sox lineup

RF Mookie Betts

LF Andrew Benintendi

DH J.D. Martinez

1B Mitch Moreland

SS Xander Bogaerts

3B Rafael Devers

2B Eduardo Núñez

C Christian Vazquez

CF Jackie Bradley Jr.

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