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Sunday Red Sox Delight – 6/16

After winning yesterday, the Boston Red Sox look to salvage a split this afternoon in the finale of a four-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Orioles television market, you can catch the game on MASN. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.

Jon Lester hopes to turn things around for himself in his 15th start of 2013. In his previous 14 starts, Lester is 6-2 with a 4.12 ERA. He has not faced the Orioles this year and 0-1 with a 4.26 ERA in three starts in 2012. He's made 21 career starts against the O's and is 14-1 with a 2.63 ERA. 10 of those starts have come at Camden Yards where he is 7-0 with a 2.52 ERA.

Miguel Gonzalez makes his 12th start of 2013 for the Birds. In his previous 11 starts, Gonzalez is 4-2 with a 3.71 ERA. He has not faced the Red Sox this season and his three career appearances (two starts) against them came in 2012. In those three appearances (two starts), Gonzalez was 2-0 with a 2.76 ERA.

To see today's lineups, batter/pitcher matchups as well as the links from the local media, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page.

Boston Red Sox42-28 Baltimore Orioles39-30
1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 1. Nick Markakis RF
2. Jose Iglesias 2B 2. Manny Machado 3B
3. Daniel Nava RF 3. J.J. Hardy SS
4. David Ortiz DH 4. Adam Jones CF
5. Jonny Gomes LF 5. Chris Davis 1B
6. Mike Carp 1B 6. Matt Wieters C
7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 7. Danny Valencia DH
8. Will Middlebrooks 3B 8. Steve Pearce LF
9. Jose Iglesias SS 9. Alexi Casilla 2B
Jon Lester SP Miguel Gonzalez SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against the starting pitchers during the regular season over their careers.

Boston Red Sox @ Baltimore Orioles batter/pitcher matchups

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Mike Carp ends Sox' drought with blast [boston herald]

Andrew Miller’s strikeout rate something special [boston herald]

Clay Buchholz could hit DL [boston herald]

No closer to solution: Andrew Bailey barely escapes [boston herald]

Sox finally solve Orioles, 5-4 [csn new england]

Lackey escapes trouble, then shackles O's [csn new england]

Pedroia overcomes rare error [csn new england]

Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 5, Orioles 4 [espn boston]

Takeaways: Lackey wins, Pedroia errs [espn boston]

Happy Father's Day [extra bases]

Closing Time: John Lackey, Mike Carp springboard Red Sox past Orioles [full count]

Dustin Pedroia will get his first day off of the season Sunday [full count]

A Father’s Day message: With or without the major leagues, my dad was always an All-Star [full count]

David Ortiz Making Right Move by Skipping Home Run Derby, Everyone Involved Should Benefit From Decision [nesn.com]

John Lackey Overcomes Early Struggles, Plays Role of Stopper With Resilient Effort Against Orioles [nesn.com]

Lester looks to overcome recent struggles in series finale [redsox.com]

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