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Game 133: Orioles at Red Sox

Posted by Julian Benbow, Globe Staff  August 27, 2013 02:57 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (77-55)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Gomes LF
Napoli 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Drew SS
Middlebrooks 3B
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (9-6, 3.79).

ORIOLES (70-59)
Roberts 2B
Machado 3B
Davis 1B
Jones CF
Markakis RF
Wieters C
Hardy SS
Valencia DH
Pearce LF
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, whove 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, hes 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, hes 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: Dont Give Up by Washed Out.

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