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Game 118: Red Sox at Orioles

Posted by Leonard Neslin  August 15, 2012 03:00 PM

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Good afternoon. Here's a preview of tonight's game.

RED SOX (57-60)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Carl Crawford, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Cody Ross, DH
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Mike Aviles, SS
Scott Podsednik, RF
Nick Punto, 3B

Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (3-5, 4.70)

ORIOLES (63-53)
Nick Markakis, RF
J.J. Hardy, SS
Nate McLouth, LF
Adam Jones, CF
Matt Wieters, C
Chris Davis, DH
Mark Reynolds, 1B
Manny Machado, 3B
Omar Quintanilla, 2B

Pitching: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (4-2, 3.42)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN/WEEI

Red Sox vs. Gonzalez: Aviles 0-2, Pedroia 0-2, Gonzalez 0-1.

Orioles vs. Cook: Reynolds 5-20, McLouth 3-15, Betemit 5-9, Andino 0-2, Davis 2-2, Hardy 0-1, Jones 1-2, Markakis 1-2, Wieters 1-2.

Stat of the Day: Jacoby Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 37 against the Orioles after a 2-for-5 performance Tuesday. That is the longest such streak by a Red Sox player against any team and the longest ever against the Orioles franchise.

Notes: The Orioles are 7-3 against Boston this year ... The Red Sox are 4-9 in August ... Miguel Gonzalez is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his last three starts ... Cook allowed seven runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Orioles in a May 5 start ... Cook will make his first appearance tonight since beating the Rangers Aug. 6, when he allowed one run over seven innings ... Reliever Andrew Bailey was activated off the disabled list before Tuesday's game, walking one batter and striking out another in his Red Sox debut.

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