Game 118: Red Sox at Orioles

Good afternoon. Here’s a preview of tonight’s game.

RED SOX (57-60)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Carl Crawford, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Cody Ross, DH
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Mike Aviles, SS
Scott Podsednik, RF
Nick Punto, 3B

Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (3-5, 4.70)

ORIOLES (63-53)
Nick Markakis, RF
J.J. Hardy, SS
Nate McLouth, LF
Adam Jones, CF
Matt Wieters, C
Chris Davis, DH
Mark Reynolds, 1B
Manny Machado, 3B
Omar Quintanilla, 2B

Pitching: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (4-2, 3.42)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.


Red Sox vs. Gonzalez: Aviles 0-2, Pedroia 0-2, Gonzalez 0-1.

Orioles vs. Cook: Reynolds 5-20, McLouth 3-15, Betemit 5-9, Andino 0-2, Davis 2-2, Hardy 0-1, Jones 1-2, Markakis 1-2, Wieters 1-2.


Stat of the Day: Jacoby Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 37 against the Orioles after a 2-for-5 performance Tuesday. That is the longest such streak by a Red Sox player against any team and the longest ever against the Orioles franchise.

Notes: The Orioles are 7-3 against Boston this year … The Red Sox are 4-9 in August … Miguel Gonzalez is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his last three starts … Cook allowed seven runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Orioles in a May 5 start … Cook will make his first appearance tonight since beating the Rangers Aug. 6, when he allowed one run over seven innings … Reliever Andrew Bailey was activated off the disabled list before Tuesday’s game, walking one batter and striking out another in his Red Sox debut.

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