Game 69: Red Sox at Orioles

Good afternoon Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (41-27)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Carp 1B
Nava LF
Iglesias SS
Middlebrooks 3B
Ross C
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (4-6, 4.40).

ORIOLES (38-29)
McLouth LF
Machado 3B
Markakis RF
Jones CF
Davis 1B
Wieters C
Hardy SS
Dickerson DH
Flaherty 2B
Pitching: RHP Chris Tillman (6-2, 3.89)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV / Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Tillman: Pedroia 5-14, Salty 1-10, Ellsbury 2-9, Nava 2-7, Napoli 3-6, Iglesias 0-4, Ortiz 0-3, Carp 1-3, Middlebrooks 0-3, Victorino 1-3, Drew 0-2.

Orioles vs. Dempster: Hardy 2-28, McLouth 6-22, Markakis 2-6, Machado 0-6, Davis 0-5, Jones 3-5, Wieters 1-5, Dickerson 1-3, Pearce 1-2, Flaherty 0-2.

Stat of the Day: Dempster has spent 16 seasons in the majors and pitched in 560 games. Tonight will be his first appearance at Camden Yards.


Notes: The Red Sox are 2-2 on their six-game road trip and start the day with a 2.5-game lead on the Orioles … The Sox are 1-4 against the Orioles this season and 8-21 against them going back to September of 2011 … Dempster is 1-0, 1.47 in three career appearances against the Orioles. He faced them at Fenway on April 10 and allowed three runs (one earned) over five innings. He walked two and struck out seven … Tillman has pitched very well against the Sox in his career (1-1, 2.97 in six starts). In his last five starts against them, he has allowed six earned runs over 29 innings. That includes April 11, when he gave up two earned runs over 5.1 innings … Jacoby Ellsbury has stolen a base in six straight games and has 17 in the last 14. He has 30 overall, tied for the major league lead with San Diego’s Everth Cabrera.

Song of the Day: “The Night Is Still Young” by Billy Joel.

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