Game 119: Red Sox at Orioles

Good afternoon. Here’s a preview of tonight’s series finale in Baltimore:

RED SOX (57-61)
Ellsbury DH
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Saltalamacchia C
Punto 3B
Ciriaco SS
Podsednik CF
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (10-3, 4.24)

ORIOLES (64-53)
Markakis RF
Hardy SS
McLouth LF
Jones CF
Wieters C
Davis, DH
Reynolds 1B
Machado 3B
Quintanilla 2B
Pitching: RHP Chris Tillman (5-2, 3.40)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.


Red Sox vs. Tillman: Crawford 7-14, Pedroia 2-4, Ellsbury 1-3, Gonzalez 1-2, Valencia 1-3, Aviles 1-2.

Orioles vs. Buchholz: Markakis 3-27, Jones 4-18, Witers 6-21, Andino 2-14, David 3-11, Reynolds 1-8, Hardy 4-10, Betemit 2-5, Teagarden 0-5.


Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 34-46 vs. righthanded starting pitchers this season.

Notes: This is Buchholz’s fourth start against the Orioles this season. He’s 1-0 with a 5.00 ERA in 18 innings, and won his last outing vs. the Orioles on June 7 … A loss would make the Red Sox .500 on the road this season. They have lost 11 of their last 18 on the road … Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched 5.2 innings for Pawtucket on Wednesday and allowed 5 runs and five hits to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, who won 5-1. Matsuzaka took the loss … The Orioles are looking for their second sweep of the Red Sox this season. The Orioles won three straight at Fenway Park May 4-6.

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