Joe Kelly, Ryan Hanigan Form Battery As Red Sox Face Orioles In Baltimore

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly

Photo via May 27, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly (56) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox have a chance to win their series against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night at Camden Yards, and they’ll have Joe Kelly on the bump to do it.

The Red Sox starter will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, during which he gave up five runs on nine hits — including two home runs — and was yanked after 4 2/3 innings. Kelly managed to strike out eight batters in that outing, and he’ll certainly need to do that Thursday against a potent Orioles lineup.

Ryan Hanigan will be behind the plate with Kelly on the mound and bat ninth. Left fielder Blake Swihart and center fielder Chris Young also switched places in the lineup and will bat seventh and eighth, respectively.

Here are the Thursday’s complete lineups.

RED SOX (32-20)
Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Travis Shaw, 3B
Blake Swihart, LF
Chris Young, CF
Ryan Hanigan, C

Joe Kelly, RHP (2-0, 6.30 ERA)

ORIOLES (28-22)
Adam Jones, CF
Hyun-soo Kim, LF
Manny Machado, SS
Chris Davis, 1B
Mark Trumbo, RF
Matt Wieters, C
Pedro Alvarez, DH
Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Ryan Flaherty, 3B

Mike Wright, RHP (2-3, 5.05 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Kevin Sousa/USA TODAY Sports Images

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