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Orioles on deck: What to watch Tuesday vs. Red Sox, plus lineups, broadcast info and more

Josh Land
Contact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun

Orioles (19-46) vs. Red Sox (45-22)

Where: Camden Yards

First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN2/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP David Hess (2-2, 3.07 ERA) vs. Red Sox LHP Eduardo Rodríguez (7-1, 3.68 ERA)

What to watch

1. Hess. Rookie right-hander David Hess gets his second look at the Red Sox on Tuesday — Boston was the only team he struggled against so far this season. He’s pitched quality starts in each of his other four career outings. Since he allowed five runs on three homers in 4 2/3 innings May 20 at Fenway Park, the 24-year-old has allowed just two runs in 18 2/3 innings over three starts for a 0.96 ERA.

2. Mancini. One player the Orioles need to get on track — someone expected to be a significant part of their future — is Trey Mancini. In Monday’s loss, he homered for the first time since May 24, ending a season-worst 13-game drought. He’s looked a bit better at the plate all around over his past six games, batting .273/.333/.500 with three extra-base hits. His season totals had sunk to .229/.307/.369 beforehand.

3. E-Rod. Former Orioles pitching prospect Eduardo Rodríguez has put together a strong season with the Red Sox losing in just one of his 12 starts. He’s 7-1, having won each of his past four games, during which time he has a 1.90 ERA. The lefty has had some trouble pitching deep, going at least six innings only five times this season. With a tough lefty starting, Chris Davis is back on the bench.

Orioles lineup

LF Joey Rickard

CF Adam Jones

SS Manny Machado

3B Danny Valencia

1B Trey Mancini

2B Jonathan Schoop

DH Mark Trumbo

RF Craig Gentry

C Austin Wynns

Red Sox lineup

DH Eduardo Núñez

LF Andrew Benintendi

RF J.D. Martinez

1B Mitch Moreland

SS Xander Bogaerts

3B Rafael Devers

2B Brock Holt

C Christian Vázquez

CF Jackie Bradley Jr.

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