take on the Red Sox today."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Commentary & AnalysisOrioles ProspectsOrioles Game RecapsOrioles News and RumorsCamdencastGamethreadsSaturday afternoon Orioles game thread: at Red Sox Mitch Haniger Jersey , 1:05New,166commentsThe Orioles try to avoid a fifth straight loss as they take on the Red Sox today.EDTShareTweetShareShareSaturday afternoon Orioles game thread: at Red Sox, 1:05Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsThe good news about the 2019 Orioles is that they only have 148 games left to play. The bad news is that 148 games is actually quite a lot of games to get through when you don’t have much of a starting rotation, bullpen, or lineup.Worse is that the Orioles are still set up where every game offers the possibility of chasing the bad kind of history. They’ve allowed a home run in each of their first 14 games, a club record, and are now just two games shy of the all-time record held by the 2009 Phillies. Chris Davis extends his own records with every hitless at-bat, with the next in his sights being hitless ABs to start a season - he’s got four to go to catch the 0-37 mark by Eugenio Velez with the Dodgers in 2011.The Orioles themselves could end up being the exact thing that the up-til-now-ailing Red Sox needed to see. That’s not a very fun realization for O’s fans. Many things about this year so far have been un-fun and more that is not fun will likely come along as the months pass. That this is the result of an intentional plan for rebuilding rather than the failure of a terrible plan for competing, like what happened last year, doesn’t make it a lot better except that this year we could all set low expectations ahead of time.This is the lineup that will try to avoid a fifth straight defeat today:Jonathan Villar - SSTrey Mancini - RFDwight Smith Jr. - LFRenato Nunez - DHRio Ruiz - 3BChris Davis - 1BHanser Alberto - 2BPedro Severino - CCedric Mullins - CFThat’s with Andrew Cashner as the starting pitcher. It seems likely that the home run allowing streak will continue with Cashner pitching in Fenway, but one thing that really is fun about baseball is even if you look at two teams and know that one is better than the other, you never know what might happen in any one game. You can know what’s most likely to happen, but you never know. Perhaps if O’s fans are lucky, today will be one of those unknowable surprises that produces a delightful outcome, even if they do keep making history by allowing home runs. The Cubs lefthander had a solid outing on the mound and at the plate."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Chicago Cubs recapsChicago Cubs minor leaguesChicago Cubs essaysChicago Cubs game threadsWrigley Field renovationsFull archiveLibrary Bleed Cubbie Blue Community GuidelinesCurrent time in ChicagoBCB Specials & Site InfoWinter 2019 music threadsCubs StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Cubs newsYahoo Cubs team pageYahoo Cubs reportYahoo Cubs depth chartYahoo Cubs transactionsYahoo Cubs photosOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁旵hicago Cubs recapsChicago Cubs spring trainingCubs 3 http://www.marinersfanproshop.com/authentic-edgar-martinez-jersey , Red Sox 2: The Cole Hamels showNew,137commentsThe Cubs lefthander had a solid outing on the mound and at the plate.CDTShareTweetShareShareCubs 3, Red Sox 2: The Cole Hamels showJoe Camporeale-USA TODAY SportsMESA, Arizona — The Cubs put a lineup on the field Monday night that should closely resemble their Opening Day squad Thursday in Texas (save for the DH that they’ll use in Arlington), and though Cole Hamels won’t start that game, he was certainly in midseason form in the Cubs’ 3-2 win over the Red Sox.The only run Hamels allowed was a solo homer by Andrew Benintendi that began the scoring in the third inning. He allowed just two other hits and retired the last eight Red Sox he faced.And Hamels used his bat to his benefit, tying the game in the bottom of the third with this solo home run [VIDEO].Your browser does not support HTML5 video.The Cubs plated another run in the third. Kris Bryant got hit by a Rick Porcello pitch — the fourth time he’s been hit this spring — and then Anthony Rizzo blooped a ball behind shortstop that was converged on by three Red Sox fielders, who let it drop among them. Bryant, who had been off with the pitch, never stopped running and scored. Rizzo was credited with a double.Pedro Strop, returning from his hamstring injury, had a 1-2-3 sixth with a pair of strikeouts and a line drive caught by Kyle Schwarber, an eight-pitch inning. Strop showed absolutely no signs of any hamstring trouble and seems ready to go on Thursday.The Red Sox tied the game off Steve Cishek in the seventh. Cishek retired the first hitter he faced and then allowed three straight singles, making the score 2-2. Cishek, who was slowed by illness this month Alex Colome Jersey , has not looked good in either of his last two outings. Hopefully, that’s just temporary, and he too will be ready to go Thursday.David Bote, who came into the game on a double-switch when Cishek was removed for Randy Rosario, hit the game-winner, a long home run to center field [VIDEO] in the last of the seventh that gave the Cubs a 3-2 lead.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.Bote sat on that high fastball and hit it about 430 feet. There’s no center field distance marker at Sloan Park, but it’s about 410, so that ball had to be at least 430.Rosario, who hasn’t looked all that good this spring, had a 1-2-3 eighth with two K’s, and Kyle Ryan, who still has an outside shot at making the Opening Day roster, threw a 1-2-3 ninth for his first spring save.Incidentally, I’m happy to report that Red Sox starter Rick Porcello appears to be all right after taking this Willson Contreras line drive off his head in the second inning:You’ll note Contreras applauding after Porcello got up and stayed in the game. A scary moment, but it appears all is well.Attendance watch: A large contingent of Red Sox fans http://www.marinersfanproshop.com/authentic-edgar-martinez-jersey , maybe a third of the ballpark, produced a Sloan Park record crowd of 16,100. That’ll stand as a Cubs and spring training record, but not a Cactus League record, as this was not a Cactus League game. The spring total at Sloan Park for 17 dates is 234,980, or 13,822 per date.Tuesday afternoon, the Cubs wrap spring ball in Arizona with another game against the Red Sox. Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs and David Price will go for the Red Sox. Game time Tuesday is 2:05 p.m. CT. There will be an audio webcast on cubs.com and TV coverage will be via the Red Sox channel NESN, which will be available via MLB.tv. All the games Monday were available free on MLB.tv, so I’d expect that to be the case again Tuesday. I’d also expect many of the Cubs regulars to start, but depart after one at-bat and three innings or so, to take the flight to Dallas for the opener Thursday.