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Game 153: Orioles at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 22, 2012 09:30 AM

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Good morning. Here's a preview of the game:

RED SOX (68-84)
Ciriaco DH
Pedroia 2B
Ross RF
Lavarnway C
Gomez 1B
Aviles SS
Valencia 3B
Nava LF
Podsednik CF
Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (4-10, 4.93)

ORIOLES (86-64)
McLouth LF
Hardy SS
Jones CF
Wieters C
Thome DH
Reynolds 1B
Davis RF
Machado 3B
Flaherty 2B
Pitching: LHP Randy Wolf (2-0, 5.23)

Game time: 1:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Red Sox vs. Wolf: Ross 3-14, Loney 3-10, Podsednik 1-8, Saltalamacchia 3-9, Ellsbury 1-4, Pedroia 1-4.

Orioles vs. Cook: Reynolds 5-22, McLouth 4-18, Chavez 5-16, Betemit 5-9, Wolf 0-6, Hardy 1-4, Jones 1-5, Wieters 2-4, Davis 2-4, Andino 0-2, Machado 0-2, Quintinilla 0-2.

Stat of the Day: The Orioles are 52-21 in games decided by one or two runs. The Sox are 30-41.

Notes: The Orioles have won five straight and eight of 10. They are 40-20 since July 18 ... The Sox have lost three straight ... Baltimore starts the day a game out of first in the AL East ... The Sox are 4-9 against the Orioles this season, 1-6 at Fenway ... Cook has faced the Orioles twice this season, allowing 11 hits and 12 runs (8 earned) over 8 innings. He was spiked in his start against them on May 5 and suffered a cut on his left knee that led to a stay on the disabled list ... Wolf, who signed with the Orioles on Aug. 31 after being released by Milwaukee, is getting a spot start based on a 3-1, 2.70 career record in six starts against the Sox. That includes going 2-1, 4.73 in four starts at Fenway. Pitching for the Brewers, he allowed two runs over seven innings at Fenway last June 18 ... Reynolds is 15 of 34 in 10 games against the Sox this season with nine extra-base hits, 15 RBIs, 8 walks and 8 runs scored ... Iglesias is 4 of 7 after going 2 of 35.

Song of the Day: "Bird on a Wire" by Johnny Cash.

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