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Afternoon Red Sox Delight – 7/26

After being rained out last night, the Boston Red Sox head to the home of The Wire for a three-game matchup with the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The game will broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rays 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.

John Lackey toes the slab for the 18th time in 2013. In his previous 17 starts, Lackey is 7-7 with a 2.95 ERA. He picked up the win in his lone start against the Orioles after allowing two runs in seven innings back on June 15th. He's made 20 career starts against the O's and is 12-4 with a 3.31 ERA. 10 of those starts have come at Camden Yards where he is 5-3 with a 3.38 ERA.

Chris Tillman hits the mound for the 21st time in 2013. In his previous 20 starts, Tillman is 12-3 with a 3.84 ERA. He's made two starts against the Red Sox this season and is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA (2 ER/11.1 IP). He's made seven career starts against the visiting nine and is 2-1 with a 2.48 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 Sox61-42 Baltimore Orioles57-46
1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 1. Nate McLouth LF
2. Shane Victorino RF 2. Manny Machado 3B
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 3. Nick Markakis RF
4. David Ortiz DH 4. Adam Jones CF
5. Mike Napoli 1B 5. Chris Davis 1B
6. Daniel Nava LF 6. Matt Wieters C
7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 7. J.J. Hardy SS
8. Stephen Drew SS 8. Henry Urrutia DH
9. Jose Iglesias 3B 9. Brian Roberts 2B
John Lackey SP Chris Tilman SP

NOTES:

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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Will Red Sox' Xander Bogaerts be this year's version of Orioles' Manny Machado? [clubhouse insider]

Ten questions with Red Sox prospect Keith Couch [csn new england]

Early Sox Notes: Buchholz moves forward [csn new england]

'State of the Nation': Trade deadline options [espn boston]

What a difference a year makes for Sox [espn boston]

Red Sox in Baltimore for three-game series [espn boston]

Rival exec: Sox favorite to land Peavy [espn boston]

Morales, Wilson ready for rehab stints [espn boston]

Wilson, Morales to begin rehab next week [extra bases]

When comes to trade deadline, should Red Sox consider personality with these players? [full count]

What to make of Red Sox’ interest in MIguel Alfredo Gonzalez? [full count]

Red Sox-Orioles series preview [full count]

Orioles GM Dan Duquette on M&M: Keeping Francisco Rodriguez from Red Sox ‘a secondary benefit’ [full count]

As Xander Bogaerts knocks on the door, a look back at the Orioles’ promotion of Manny Machado [full count]

Red Sox notes: Sox hope Daniel Bard will pitch in games this year; Franklin Morales, Alex Wilson near rehab assignments [full count]

Alfredo Aceves is hoping to remain with Red Sox for quite a while [full count]

Updates from Fenway: Spinners Alumni [lowellspinners.com]

David Ross’ Leadership, ‘Calming Influence’ Should Help Red Sox As Veteran Returns to Clubhouse [nesn.com]

Jose Contreras, Brandon Lyon Could Become Bullpen Options for Red Sox If Nothing Materializes on Trade Market [nesn.com]

John Henry got this one right [projo sox blog]

Sox still in first, but for how much longer? [projo sox blog]

What kind of impact could Bogaerts make? Machado provides a clue [projo sox blog]

Morales, Wilson to make rehab appearances [projo sox blog]

Red Sox will see David Price again Monday [projo sox blog]

After postponement, Lackey gets start vs. O's [redsox.com]

New faces among Red Sox's Top 20 Prospects [redsox.com]

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