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Game 153: Orioles at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 18, 2013 02:45 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (92-60)
Pedroia 2B
Victorino CF
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Gomes LF
Nava RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Ross C
Pitching: RHP Jake Peavy (11-5, 4.03).

ORIOLES (80-70)
McLouth LF
Machado 3B
Davis 1B
Jones CF
Markakis RF
Valencia DH
Wieters C
Hardy SS
Roberts 2B
Pitching: LHP Wei-Yin Chen (7-7, 3.99).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Red Sox vs. Chen: Pedroia 7-13, Middlebrooks 4-11, Gomes 1-8, Ortiz 0-7, Victorino 2-4, Napoli 2-5, Ross 1-5, Berry 1-4, Lavarnway 1-3, Nava 2-2, Snyder 0-3, Drew 0-1.

Orioles vs. Peavy: Snyder 4-19, Hardy 1-14, Casilla 3-11, Valencia 2-11, Markakis 2-5, Clevenger 0-4, Dickerson 2-4, Johnson 0-2, Jones 1-3, McLouth 1-2, Morse 1-3, Roberts 1-3, Wieters 0-3, Davis 0-2.

Stat of the Day: Ortiz is 1 for 20 with 12 strikeouts against Orioles lefthanded reliever Brian Matusz.

Stat of the Day II: Jarrod Saltalamacchia has four stolen bases in his last eight games. He had one in 580 games prior to that.

Notes: The Sox have a magic number of three for the division title but they could clinch a playoff berth tonight. ... The Sox are 6-8 against the Orioles, 3-4 at Fenway Park. ... Peavy is facing the Orioles for the first time since April 18, 2012. He is 2-0, 2.77 in two career starts against Baltimore. In eight starts for the Red Sox since being obtained from the White Sox, Peavy is 3-1 with a 3.66 ERA. ... Chen is 1-2, 6.14 in four starts at Fenway in his career. He is 0-2, 9.90 in two starts against the Sox this season. ... Jacoby Ellsbury (right foot) will miss his 11th consecutive game tonight. The Sox are 15-6 (.714) without Ellsbury this season, 7-3 in the last 10 games. ... Danny Valencia was 4 for 28 (.143) with one extra-base hit in 10 games for the Red Sox last season. In nine games against them this season he is 9 for 17 (.529) with five extra-base hits. ... Pedroia is 9 for 30 with seven runs scored in seven games batting leadoff.

Song of the Day: "Bob Dylan's 49th Beard" by Wilco.

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