Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (77-55)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (9-6, 3.79).
Pitching: LHP Wei-Yin Chen (7-6, 3.19).
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/radio: NESN / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Chen: Pedroia 4-10, Middlebrooks 3-9, Ellsbury 2-7, Gomes 1-6, Ortiz 0-6, Ross 1-5, Napoli 1-3, Saltalamacchia 1-3, Victorino 1-3, Nava 2-2.
Orioles vs. Doubront:Jones 2-14, Wieters 1-13, Davis 6-12, Hardy 0-11, McLouth 1-9, Machado 4-8, Markakis 4-7, Valencia 2-4, Flaherty 1-2, Pearce 0-2.
Stat of the Day: The Orioles are 12-4 in their last 16 games at Fenway Park.
Notes: After going 9-10 over a stretch that saw them play 16 of 19 games on the road, the Red Sox open up a nine-game homestand with a three-game set against the Orioles … The Orioles, who’ve lost eight of their past 14, are two games behind Oakland in the wild card race, as they head into a tough stretch against the Sox and then the Yankees … Doubront is still looking for his first win against the Orioles. In four career starts, he’s 0-2 with a 3.28 ERA despite 12.77 strikeouts per nine innings. In his last outing against the Orioles on June 13, he gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits in 4.2 innings … Chen is 2-1 with a 2.96 ERA in four career starts against the Sox. Three of those came at Fenway Park, where Chen is 1-1 with a 3.44 ERA … After going 15 for 34 with two homers and seven RBIs in his first 11 games since returning to the Sox on Aug. 10, Will Middlebrooks went 1 for 11 in three games against the Dodgers. Still, he’s hitting .356 and slugging .556 since returning … David Ortiz enters the series seven hits shy of 2,000 for his career. He has seven hits in seven games this season against the Orioles, batting .280 with two homers and three RBIs … Jonny Gomes has reached base in each of his past 13 games, going 10 for 40 with three homers and 13 RBIs … Orioles slugger Chris Davis, who leads the league with 46 homers, has hit .303 with eight home runs and 19 RBIs in August.
Song of the Day: “Don’t Give Up” by Washed Out.
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