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Game 160: Red Sox at Orioles

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 27, 2013 03:05 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (96-63)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava RF
Gomes LF
Saltalamacchia C
Drew SS
Middlebrooks 3B
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (11-1, 1.60).

ORIOLES (83-76)
Roberts DH
Markakis RF
Jones CF
Davis 1B
Wieters C
Hardy SS
McLouth LF
Schoop 2B
Flaherty 3B
Pitching: RHP Scott Feldman (5-5, 3.57).

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Feldman: Napoli 11-27, Pedroia 6-15, Ortiz 2-10, Carp 4-11, Drew 3-8, Ellsbury 3-8, Victorino 0-5, McDonald 1-2, Middlebrooks 1-3, Nava 0-3, Gomes 0-1.

Orioles vs. Buchholz: Markakis 5-34, Jones 5-24, Wieters 6-27, Roberts 8-22, Davis 3-15, Hardy 6-16, Flaherty 2-8, McLouth 2-6, Casilla 3-5, Johnson 0-3, Pearce 0-3, Valencia 0-2,

Stat of the Day: David Ortiz has 430 career home runs. He needs one to tie Cal Ripken Jr. for 45th place all time. Ortiz also is one home run shy of joining Ted Williams as the only players in Red Sox history with seven seasons of at least 30 home runs and 100 RBIs.

Notes: The Red Sox start their final series of the regular season with a two-game lead on Oakland for the best record in the American League and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Athletics start a three-game series at Seattle tonight. The A's, oddly enough, are 6-10 against the Mariners this season. Felix Hernandez pitches for Seattle tonight against Bartolo Colon. ... Buchholz is making his fourth start since coming off the disabled list. He has allowed two earned runs over 17 innings. Buchholz faced the Orioles on April 8 and threw seven shutout innings. He is 8-3, 3.26 in 15 career appearances against Baltimore. ... Feldman is 1-1, 4.09 in 10 career appearances against the Red Sox, four of them starts. He faced Boston on Sept 17 and lasted only five innings, giving up two runs on two hits and six walks. ... Saltalamacchia has a nine-game hit streak and is 14 for 33 in the streak with seven extra-base hits and 10 RBIs. He is hitting .311 in September. Salty hit .180 last September and .162 in September 2012. ... Pedroia is 1 for his last 14. ... The Sox haven't won 97 games since 2007. ... The Sox are 7-9 against the Orioles, 36-21 against the rest of the AL East. ... The Sox are 43-35 on the road with wins in eight of their last 11 games.

Song of the Day: "Travelin' Band" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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