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Maybe we'll find out during this week's series against the Boston Red Sox just how much things have changed during the Buck Showalter era. The Orioles face Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett tonight, and tomorrow it's Jon Lester, who has been the Harlem Globetrotters to our Washington Generals throughout his young major league career.

Lester comes into tomorrow night's game with a 12-0 lifetime record and 2.00 ERA against the Orioles, which is pretty hard to do. I'm guessing he'll lose to the O's eventually, but it would be nice for them to get that big monkey off their back at the start of this homestand.

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Tonight, Brian Matusz comes to the mound with a 2.41 ERA in three starts against the Sox this season. Tomorrow, it'll be Jake Arrieta, who is coming off a tough outing against the White Sox. He's 4-6 with a 5.10 ERA, but it's not exactly a reverse-lock situation since the O's have won four of their last five games.

An earlier version of this blog incorrectly reported who was starting for the Orioles and Red Sox tonight. Brian Matusz is starting for the O's and Josh Beckett is starting for the Red Sox. The Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun regret the error.

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