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Game 18 Lineups: Bogaerts Sits; Ortiz Back at DH

The Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles in the second of a four-game series today at Fenway Park. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (7-10)
1. Grady Sizemore (L) RF
2. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
3. David Ortiz (L) DH
4. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
5. Mike Carp (L) LF
6. David Ross (R) C
7. Brock Holt (L) 3B
8. Jonathan Herrera (S) SS
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
SP: Felix Doubront (LHP) (1-2, 6.75 ERA)

1. Nick Markakis (L) RF
2. Delmon Young (R) DH
3. Adam Jones (R) CF
4. Chris Davis (L) 1B
5. Nelson Cruz (R) LF
6. Matt Wieters (S) C
7. J.J. Hardy (R) SS
8. Jonathan Schoop (R) 3B
9. Steve Lombardozzi (S) 2B
SP: Bud Norris (RHP) (0-1, 3.75 ERA)

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: The Red Sox lost to the Orioles last night in the opener of a 4-game series at Fenway Park...Boston has dropped 5 of 6 series openers this season....The Sox have won 2 of their last 3 games, including back-to-back wins to close out their road series in Chicago on Wednesday and Thursday....Boston has taken 3 of its 5 completed series, with a 1-1 mark in series play at home and 2-1 on the road....The Sox are in last place in the AL East, but are only 3 wins shy of the 1st-place Yankees (10-7)...Xander Bogaerts reached in 3 of 5 plate appearances last night (1-for-3, 2 BB) and has reached in 14 of 17 games this season...He has reached in 10 of 16 PA over the Sox’ last 3 games (62.5%), raising his season OBP from .351 to a team-best .411 mark, 2nd among MLB rookies to NYY’s Yangervis Solarte (.452)... Bogaerts is also pacing the team and leading ML rookies with 11 walks (T-8th in AL overall) and 30 times on base (T-5th in AL overall)...Bogaerts ranks 9th in the AL in pitches/plate appearance (4.36)...That would be the 2nd-highest mark by an MLB rookie qualifier since 1988 (LAA’s Reggie Willits, 4.44 in 2007)...Jackie Bradley Jr. is celebrating his 24th birthday today.

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