Tonight’s Orioles – Red Sox Lineups

July 24, 2009 |

Tonight at 7:10pm at Fenway Park the Orioles will play the Red Sox in the opener the teams’ three game weekend series in Boston.  The Orioles’ road woes against A.L. East foes has continued as they’ve dropped 14 of 15 this season and dating back to last, 25 of their last 27.  However since the All-Star break both teams have struggled the same; both the O’s and Sox, now 2.5 games back of 1st place, have matching records of 1-5 since the Midsummer Classic in St. Louis.

This evening’s pitching matchup will pit a pair of right-handers with identical 6-4 records against one another.  O’s rookie Brad Bergesen will make his 18th start of the season and look to improve on his 3.51 ERA, while Boston will counter with veteran Brad Penney, who has been up-and-down this season in pitching to an ERA of 5.02.

Here are the starting sides for tonight’s game:

Orioles

Brian Roberts 2B
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
Aubrey Huff 1B
Nolan Reimold LF
Luke Scott DH
Melvin Mora 3B
Matt Wieters C
Cesar Izturis SS

Red Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Kevin Youkilis 1B
David Ortiz DH
Jason Bay LF
J. D. Drew RF
Mike Lowell 3B
Jason Varitek C
Jed Lowrie SS

Bergesen was solid in his last outing, allowing only two runs over six innings, but took the defeat in the 4-3 Orioles loss to the White Sox in Chicago six days ago (Courtesy:AP)

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