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Game 161: Red Sox at Orioles

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (89-71)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Lowrie 3B
Gonzalez 1B
Lavarnway C
McDonald RF
Crawford LF
Scutaro SS
Pitching: LHP Erik Bedard (5-9, 3.50)

ORIOLES (68-92)
Andino 2B
Hardy SS
Markakis RF
Guerrero DH
Wieters C
Jones CF
Reynolds 1B
Davis 3B
Reimold LF

Pitching: LHP Zach Britton (11-10, 4.44)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.


Notes: Lowrie is batting cleanup for the first time in his career. … Lavarnway has caught nine innings in the majors but has never started a game before. … Crawford batted second the last four games and now drops to eighth. … Bedard is 1-2 with a 3.36 ERA in seven starts since being obtained from Seattle. He is facing Baltimore for the third time this season. … The Sox are 6-19 in September with losses in five of their six, eight of their last 10 and 15 of their last 19 games. … The Sox bullpen has allowed two earned runs in the last 19.1 innings. … Britton has started twice against the Red Sox this season. One was a disaster (7 ER in 0.2 innings on July 8) and the other was good (1 ER in 6 innings on April 26). … The Sox are 9-7 against Baltimore with losses in four of their last five games.


Stat of the Day: The Sox are 1-18 in September when they score less than seven runs.

Song of the Day: “Dead Man Walkin’ ” by Bruce Springsteen.


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