Clay Buchholz (L), Chris Tillman (R)

After losing last night 5-3, the Boston Red Sox look to avoid being swept in the finale of a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and 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. If you don’t live in either market you’re in luck as the MLB Network will have coverage of the game (outside of Red Sox and Orioles television markets). If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.

Clay Buchholz looks to be the stopper yet again in his 21st start of 2012. In his previous 20 starts, Buchholz is 10-3 with a 4.24 ERA. He’s made three starts against the Birds this year and is 1-0 with a 5.00 ERA (10 ER/18 IP). Buchholz has made 13 appearances (12 starts) against the Orioles and is 6-3 with a 3.67 ERA. Seven of those appearances (six starts) have come at Camden Yards where he is 3-2 with a 5.45 ERA.

Chris Tillman looks to keep his Orioles squad surging in his eighth start of 2012. In his previous seven starts, Tillman is 5-2 with a 3.40 ERA. He’s made two career starts against the Red Sox and is 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA.

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Here are today’s lineups:

Boston Red Sox57-61 Baltimore Orioles65-53
1. Jacoby Ellsbury DH 1. Nick Markakis RF
2. Carl Crawford LF 2. J.J. Hardy SS
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 3. Nate McLouth LF
4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B 4. Adam Jones CF
5. Cody Ross RF 5. Matt Wieters C
6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 6. Chris Davis DH
7. Nick Punto 3B 7. Mark Reynolds 1B
8. Pedro Ciriaco SS 8. Manny Machado 3B
9. Scott Podsednik CF 9. Omar Quintanilla 2B
Clay Buchholz SP Chris Tillman SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against today’s starting pitchers:

Boston Red Sox @ Baltimore Orioles batter/pitcher matchups


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It turns out Kevin Youkilis wasn’t the problem [boston herald]

Source: Red Sox receive Beato for Shoppach [rob bradford –]

Mullen on the Minors: Healthy Carpenter looking to shake ‘PTBNL’ label [csn new england]

Buchholz tries to prevent Orioles sweep tonight [espn boston]

Larry Lucchino on D&C: Red Sox won’t fire Bobby Valentine this season [full count]

Red Sox Must Slow Mark Reynolds in Attempt to Salvage Series Finale With Orioles []

Have the Red Sox’ Struggles This Year Been More Surprising Than the Orioles’ Success? []

Glaring contrast between Sox and Pats [projo sox blog]

Buchholz aims to slam brakes on Sox’s skid []

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