Game 8: Orioles at Red Sox

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (5-2)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Napoli 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Nava DH
Saltalamacchia C
Drew SS
Bradley Jr LF,
Pitching: Ryan Dempster (0-1, 5.40 ERA).

McLouth LF
Machado 3B
Markakis RF
Jones CF
Davis 1B
Wieters C
Hardy SS
Flaherty 2B
Reimold DH
Pitching: Jake Arrieta (0-0, 9.00).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.


Red Sox vs. Arrieta: Pedroia 4-11, Ellsbury 2-5, Nava 3-5, Napoli 2-5, Middlebrooks 2-3, Victorino, 3-3, Ciriaco 0-1, Ross 2-2, Saltalamacchia 1-2, Gomes 0-1.

Orioles vs. Dempster: Hardy 2-27, McLouth 6-20, Markakis 1-3, Davis 0-3, Jones 2-3, Machado 0-3, Pearce 1-2, Wieters 0-3.


Stat of the Day: Along with his struggles against Dempster, JJ Hardy is 4 for 25 in his last six games against the Sox with just two extra base hits and one RBI.

Notes: Ryan Dempster (1-0 all-time against the Orioles with a 1.35 ERA) went 13 years between his two starts against the Orioles. The first was in 1999. The most recent was last September … Arrieta is winless in four starts against the Sox (0-4, 6.00 ERA) … Shane Victorino has reached base in every game this season … So has Adam Jones, who’s done it with five multi-hit games. He’s hit seven home runs in 43 career games at Fenway and his 20 RBIs at Fenway are the most he’s driven in at any visiting ballpark.

Song of the Day: Let’s Start Over,” by Miles Jaye.

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