Orioles vs. Red Sox lineups and pregame notes

*In case you missed it, Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said today that closer Jim Johnson will be back in 2014. The organization plans to tender Johnson –due a hefty raise– a contract and you can read more on that here.

*Chris Davis is back in the lineup and Chris Tillman will start Sunday’s finale, with the Orioles posting up and trying to be as competitive as possible against a Boston club competing with Oakland for the American League’s best record.

*I mentioned earlier this week that agent Scott Boras was in town to take in the Orioles game and Duquette said the two had an “informal meeting” as the O’s turn their attention toward next year. Boras represents several Orioles, including Chris Davis and Matt Wieters.

Here are your lineups…
RED SOX LINEUP
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Daniel Nava RF
Johnny Gomes LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
J.D. Drew SS
Will Middlebrooks 3B

Clay Buchholz RHP

ORIOLES LINEUP
Brian Roberts DH
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Nate McLouth LF
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Ryan Flaherty 3B

Scott Feldman RHP

1 Comment

JJ being tendered? His W/L record pathetic,blown saves # also stinks( I might add HIS blown saves cost the O’s a playoff spot) Would not be in a hurry to resign. I’m sure there are more consistent relievers out there. Why don’t we look for a right fielder who can run,steal,sacrifice and hit some homers( in other words not a spray-hitter)

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