Game 71: Red Sox at Orioles

Good morning and Happy Father’s Day. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (42-28)
Ellsbury CF
Iglesias 2B
Nava LF
Ortiz DH
Gomes LF
Carp 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Middkebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (6-3, 4.12).

ORIOLES (39-30)
Markakis RF
Machado 3B
Hardy SS
Jones CF
Davis 1B
Wieters C
Valencia DH
Pearce LF
Casilla 2B
Pitching: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (4-2, 3.71).

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Gonzalez: Pedroia 2-8, Saltalamacchia 1-5, Nava 2-4, Ellsbury 1-3, Iglesias 1-3, Ortiz 0-1, Middlebrooks 0-1.

Orioles vs. Lester: Markakis 11-55, Jones 11-42, Wieters 13-34, Hardy 6-15, Davis 0-13, Valencia 1-9, Casilla 0-6, Pearce 0-4, McLouth 0-4, Teagarden 0-4, Machado 0-3.


Stat of the Day: Baltimore relievers have walked one and struck out 23 in 23.2 innings against the Red Sox this season. They have a 1.52 ERA.

Notes: The Sox lost two of the first three games of the series and are 3-3 on a road trip that ends today. … Lester is 0-3, 6.90 in his last three starts. But the Orioles are a team he has owned. He is 14-1, 2.63 in 21 career starts against Baltimore; 7-0, 2.52 in 10 starts at Camden Yards. He did lose his last start against the O's, however. That was last Sept. 21. … Gonzalez is a former Red Sox minor leaguer (2010-2011) who was signed by the Orioles as a free agent when they saw him pitch in the Mexican Winter League. He is 13-6, 3.43 in 29 appearances over two seasons, 2-0, 2.76 in three games (two starts) against the Sox. … The Sox are 21-28 against the Orioles since Buck Showalter became Baltimore's manager. That includes losses in 23 of the last 33 games and 13 of the last 18. … The Sox are 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position in each of their last four games. … Koji Uehara has struck out the last six batters he has faced over a four game stretch. … Iglesias has a 16-game hitting streak, matching the longest in the majors by a rookie this season. He is 25 of 57 (.439) in the streak with six extra-base hits, five RBIs, eight runs scored and six walks. … Pedroia (3 of 19) and Ortiz (3 of 22) are slumping a bit. … Gomes is 8 of his last 17. … The Sox have not taken two straight from the Orioles since July 7-10, 2011 when they won four in a row. … The Sox are a major-league best 14-6 in day games.


Song of the Day: “Father and Son” by Johnny Cash (with Fiona Apple).

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