Game 157: Red Sox at Orioles

Good afternoon from Camden Yards. Here’s a preview of the game:

RED SOX (69-87)
Podsednik CF
Ciriaco 3B
Pedroia 2B
Ross RF
Loney 1B
Saltalamacchia DH
Lavarnway C
Nava LF
Iglesias SS
Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (4-10, 5.13)

ORIOLES (89-67)
McLouth LF
Hardy SS
Davis RF
Jones CF
Thome DH
Reynolds 1B
Machado 3B
Flaherty 2B
Teagarden C
Pitching: RHP Chris Tillman (8-2, 3.08)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.


Red Sox vs. Tillman: Pedroia 4-10, Ellsbury 1-6, Valencia 1-6, Ciriaco 1-4, Podsednik 2-5, Ross 2-5, Salty 1-5, Loney 1-2, Aviles 1-2, Iggy 0-2, Nava 1-2.

Orioles vs. Cook: Reynolds 6-25, McLouth 4-20, Chavez 5-16, Thome 0-8, Betemit 5-9, Hall 5-10, Hardy 1-7, Jones 1-8, Wieters 5-7, Davis 4-7, Machdo 2-5, Andino 0-2, Flaherty 1-1.


Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 14-36 (.280) in September the last two seasons.

Notes: The Orioles are a game behind the Yankees in the division with six games left. The Red Sox have three games against the O’s and three against the Yankees. The Orioles are three games up in the wild card. … The Sox are tied for last in the division with the Blue Jays. The Sox haven’t finished in last since 1997. … The Sox are 5-10 against the Orioles this season. … Cook allowed five runs on nine hits over 5.1 innings against the Orioles lat Saturday. He has faced the O’s three times and given up 13 earned runs in 13.1 innings. … Tillman allowed one run over six innings against the Sox on Sunday. The 24-year-old is facing them for the third time this season. … Junichi Tazawa has struck out 35 and walked four in his last 28.2 innings. … Mark Melancon this month: 8.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 12 K. … Jacoby Ellsbury last played only Sept. 20. … Zach Stewart turns 26 today. He’s starting on Sunday. Yes, he plays for the Red Sox.

Song of the Day: “Bad Luck” by Social Distortion.

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