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Game 70: Red Sox at Orioles

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  June 15, 2013 11:47 AM

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Good afternoon from Baltimore, where it's a beautiful day. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (41-28)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Carp 1B
Jonny Gomes LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Stephen Drew SS
Jose Iglesias 3B
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (3-5, 3.14).

ORIOLES (39-29)
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters DH
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Taylor Teagarden C
Pitching: RHP Freddy Garcia (3-3, 4.47)

Game time: 4:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, MLB NetworK / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Garcia: Ortiz 14-44, Pedroia 5-16, Ellsbury 5-15, Salty 1-7, Carp 3-9, Drew 2-8, Napoli 0-5, Nava 1-5, Ross 1-4, Gomes 1-1.

Orioles vs. Lackey: Markakis 15-42, Jones 6-29, Davis 8-17, Wieters 5-18, Casilla 1-11, Hardy 1-8, Teagarden 1-6, Dickerson 0-2.

Stat of the Day: Jose Iglesias has a 15-game hit streak. It's the second longest for a rookie in the majors this season. Marcell Ozuna had a 16-game hit streak for Miami.

Notes: The Sox have lost the first two games of the series. It's part of a trend. The Sox are 1-4 against the Birds this season and have lost 13 of 17 and 22 of 30 in the series. ... The Sox are 12 of 74 (.162) in the series with five extra-base hits. ... The Sox scored two runs in the seventh inning on Thursday. They are scoreless in the 15 innings since, going 3 for 47 at the plate with one runner getting to third base. . ... Lackey is 11-4, 3.35 against the Orioles in 19 career starts. He is facing them for the first time since 2011. ... Garcia is 10-4, 4.51 in 25 career appearances against the Sox. The Chief first faced the Sox back in 1999. The Orioles are the sixth team he has played for. Garcia had a 5.23 ERA in four games against the Sox last season. ... The Sox are 13-6 in day games, the best record in baseball.

Song of the Day: "Hungry Heart" by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

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