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Game 161: Red Sox at Orioles

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 27, 2011 02:25 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (89-71)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Lowrie 3B
Gonzalez 1B
Lavarnway C
McDonald RF
Crawford LF
Scutaro SS
Pitching: LHP Erik Bedard (5-9, 3.50)

ORIOLES (68-92)
Andino 2B
Hardy SS
Markakis RF
Guerrero DH
Wieters C
Jones CF
Reynolds 1B
Davis 3B
Reimold LF

Pitching: LHP Zach Britton (11-10, 4.44)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: Lowrie is batting cleanup for the first time in his career. ... Lavarnway has caught nine innings in the majors but has never started a game before. ... Crawford batted second the last four games and now drops to eighth. ... Bedard is 1-2 with a 3.36 ERA in seven starts since being obtained from Seattle. He is facing Baltimore for the third time this season. ... The Sox are 6-19 in September with losses in five of their six, eight of their last 10 and 15 of their last 19 games. ... The Sox bullpen has allowed two earned runs in the last 19.1 innings. ... Britton has started twice against the Red Sox this season. One was a disaster (7 ER in 0.2 innings on July 8) and the other was good (1 ER in 6 innings on April 26). ... The Sox are 9-7 against Baltimore with losses in four of their last five games.

Stat of the Day: The Sox are 1-18 in September when they score less than seven runs.

Song of the Day: "Dead Man Walkin' " by Bruce Springsteen.

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