Orioles vs. Red Sox

Derek on the blog filling in for Brittany today. The Orioles played a real good all-around game last night to take the first game from the Red Sox. They hit home runs, Chris Tillman pitched great, and Tommy Hunter and Jim Johnson each threw a scoreless inning. It’s the same two teams tonight at Camden Yards, and the Orioles are hoping for a similar result. The Rays and Yankees have already played today, and Tampa Bay won 1-0 behind Chris Archer’s complete-game two-hit shutout. So at the moment, Baltimore trails the division-leading Rays by four games, and would need a win tonight to keep pace. They also trail Boston by three games.

Just a quick note today:

*Top position player prospect, Jonathan Schoop, went 0-for-3 with a strikeout yesterday for Triple-A Norfolk. He batted sixth in his first game back with the Tides since suffering a strain in his lower back.

*Otherwise it’s pretty quiet on the injury front this afternoon.

And here are the lineups:

Baltimore Orioles
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
JJ Hardy SS
Henry Urrutia DH
Brian Roberts 2B

Scott Feldman P

Boston Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Mike Carp LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Stephen Drew SS
Jose Iglesias 3B

Ryan Dempster P

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