Game 162: Red Sox at Orioles

Good morning. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (97-64)
Ellsbury CF
Bogaerts SS
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Carp LF
Middlebrooks 3B
Saltalamacchia C
McDonald 2B
Berry RF
Pitching: RHP Allen Webster (1-2, 9.55).

ORIOLES (84-77)
Roberts DH
Markakis RF
Hardy SD
Davis 1B
Pearce LF
McLouth CF
Valencia 3B
Clevenger C
Schoop 2B
Pitching: RHP Chris Tillman (16-7, 3.62).

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Tillman: Pedroia 8-27, Nava 4-17, Salty 2-19, Ellsbury 4-18, Ortiz 0-13, Napoli 7-11, Victorino 4-11, Drew 3-9, Middlebrooks 0-11, Carp 1-8, Bradley 2-5, Gomes 0-3, Lavarnway 0-3, McDonald 0-2, Ross 0-2.

Orioles vs. Webster: No history.

Stat of the Day: The Sox will finish no worse than tied for the best record in baseball. They lead the Cardinals (96-65) by one game. The Sox last had the best record in the game in 2007, when they tied with Cleveland with 96 wins.


Notes: This is basically a scrimmage as the Red Sox have wrapped up everything than can be wrapped up before the Division Series starts on Friday. … Webster was a late replacement for John Lackey once the game lost meaning. … Tillman is 3-1, 1.95 in five starts against the Red Sox this season. The Orioles haven’t had a 17-game winner since Mike Mussina was 18-7 in 1999. … The Sox are 8-10 against the Orioles this season and 13-23 since the start of the 2012 season. … Saltalamacchia takes a 10-game hit streak into the game. He is 15 of 37 with eight extra-base hits in the streak. … The Sox are trying to win their 35th series of the season. That would be the most since the 1946 team won 37. … Nava is 8 of his last 14. … Drew is 16 of his last 48 (.333) with eight extra-base hits and eight RBIs in 13 games. … The Sox have won five of eight and are 5-5 in their last 10 games.

Song of the Day: “Into The Next Sun” by The Soundtrack Of Our Lives.

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