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Game 134: Orioles at Red Sox

Posted by Julian Benbow, Globe Staff  August 28, 2013 03:00 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (78-55)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Nava LF
Napoli 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Drew SS
Bogaerts 3B
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (8-11, 3.17).

ORIOLES (70-60)
McLouth LF
Machado 3B
Davis 1B
Jones CF
Markakis RF
Hardy SS
Wieters C
Betemit DH
Roberts 2B
Pitching: RHP Bud Norris (9-10, 4.22).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, ESPN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Norris: Drew 6-12, Saltalamacchia 2-6, Gomes 1-5, Victorino 2-5, Ellsbury 0-4, Middlebrooks 1-3, Napoli 1-3, Nava 1-3, Ortiz 1-3, Pedroia 1-3, Ross 2-3, Carp 2-2.

Orioles vs. Lackey:Markakis 17-48, Roberts 10-38, Jones 9-35, Wieters 5-24, Davis 9-23, Hardy 2-12, Casilla 1-11, Teagarden 2-9, Betemit 1-8, Machado 4-7, McLouth 2-7.

Stat of the Day: The Sox have outscored opponents 46-11 in the past seven games. It’s the fewest runs they’ve allowed over a seven-game stretch since 2004.

Notes: The Red Sox have won three in a row and five of their past seven. They can pull to .500 on the season against the Orioles with a win tonight … The Sox have won seven of their past 10 home games … The Orioles have lost eight of their past 13 … Lackey is 12-5 with a 3.48 ERA in 21 career starts against the Orioles. The last time he faced the Orioles was July 26, when he gave up five runs on nine hits in 6.1 innings and took the loss. Over his past four starts, Lackey has given up just nine earned runs but has a 1-3 record to show for it. … On the flip side, despite a 5.27 ERA, Bud Norris is 3-0 in five starts since being traded to Baltimore from Houston at the deadline. The Orioles have won every time he’s taken the mound. In Norris’s only start against the Sox this season, he gave up three runs over six innings. … The Orioles lead the league in home runs (175) and are second in home runs allowed (167) … Pedroia is hitting .424 with seven extra-base hits over his current eight-game hit streak. … Jones saw his 11 game hit streak against the Sox come to an end after going 0 for 3 Tuesday night.

Song of the Day: “I Want To Do Something” by Leon Haywood.

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