Game 154: Orioles at Red Sox

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (92-61)
Pedroia 2B
Nava RF
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Carp LF
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Bradley Jr CF
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (9-12, 3.56).

ORIOLES (81-70)
McLouth LF
Machado 3B
Davis 1B
Jones CF
Markakis RF
Valencia DH
Wieters C
Hardy SS
Roberts 2B
Pitching: RHP Chris Tillman (16-6, 3.70).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Tillman: Pedroia 6-23, Ellsbury 4-18. Nava 4-14, Salty 1-16, Ortiz 0-10, Victorino 4-11, Napoli 3-8, Drew 1-6, Middlebrooks 0-8, Carp 1-5, Gomes 0-3, Lavarnway 0-3, Bradley 0-2, McDonald 0-2, Ross 0-2.

Orioles vs. Lackey: Markakis 18-51, Roberts 12-90, Jones 9-38, Davis 11-26, Wieters 5-27, Johnson 4-20, Hardy 2-15, Casilla 1-11, Machado 6-11, McLouth 2-11, Morse 1-6, Flaherty 0-3, Urrutia 1-3, Dickerson 0-2.


Stat of the Day: Buck Showalter is 33-24 against the Red Sox as the manager of the Orioles.

Pennant race watch: The Sox have a magic number of three for the division and one for a playoff berth.

Notes: The Sox have a tough task to avoid a sweep. Tillman is 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA in three starts against the Sox this season and 4-1, 2.15 in nine career starts. The Sox batters are a collective .183 against him with a .499 OPS. … The Sox are 6-9 against the Orioles this season, 3-5 at Fenway. Baltimore has won 28 of the last 42 meetings between the teams. … Lackey is 3-7, 5.25 in 14 career starts against the Orioles. In three starts this season he as allowed 10 runs on 23 hits over 20.2 innings. … The Sox have won 10 of 14 and are 11-5 in September.

Song of the Day: “Just Can’t Wait” by The J. Geils Band.

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