Game 153: Orioles at Red Sox

Good morning. Here’s a preview of the game:

RED SOX (68-84)
Ciriaco DH
Pedroia 2B
Ross RF
Lavarnway C
Gomez 1B
Aviles SS
Valencia 3B
Nava LF
Podsednik CF
Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (4-10, 4.93)

ORIOLES (86-64)
McLouth LF
Hardy SS
Jones CF
Wieters C
Thome DH
Reynolds 1B
Davis RF
Machado 3B
Flaherty 2B
Pitching: LHP Randy Wolf (2-0, 5.23)

Game time: 1:10 p.m.


Red Sox vs. Wolf: Ross 3-14, Loney 3-10, Podsednik 1-8, Saltalamacchia 3-9, Ellsbury 1-4, Pedroia 1-4.

Orioles vs. Cook: Reynolds 5-22, McLouth 4-18, Chavez 5-16, Betemit 5-9, Wolf 0-6, Hardy 1-4, Jones 1-5, Wieters 2-4, Davis 2-4, Andino 0-2, Machado 0-2, Quintinilla 0-2.


Stat of the Day: The Orioles are 52-21 in games decided by one or two runs. The Sox are 30-41.

Notes: The Orioles have won five straight and eight of 10. They are 40-20 since July 18 … The Sox have lost three straight … Baltimore starts the day a game out of first in the AL East … The Sox are 4-9 against the Orioles this season, 1-6 at Fenway … Cook has faced the Orioles twice this season, allowing 11 hits and 12 runs (8 earned) over 8 innings. He was spiked in his start against them on May 5 and suffered a cut on his left knee that led to a stay on the disabled list … Wolf, who signed with the Orioles on Aug. 31 after being released by Milwaukee, is getting a spot start based on a 3-1, 2.70 career record in six starts against the Sox. That includes going 2-1, 4.73 in four starts at Fenway. Pitching for the Brewers, he allowed two runs over seven innings at Fenway last June 18 … Reynolds is 15 of 34 in 10 games against the Sox this season with nine extra-base hits, 15 RBIs, 8 walks and 8 runs scored … Iglesias is 4 of 7 after going 2 of 35.

Song of the Day: “Bird on a Wire” by Johnny Cash.

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