Felix Doubront (L), Steve Johnson (R)

After being spanked last night, the Boston Red Sox look to avoid that fate again tonight in the second game 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 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. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.

Felix Doubront looks for a strong finish to the season in his 29th start of 2012. In his previous 28 starts, Doubront is 11-9 with a 4.91 ERA. He’s made two starts against the Orioles this season and is 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA (3 ER/13 IP). Doubront has made five career appearances (two starts) against the O’s and is 0-1 with a 2.81 ERA. He’s made two career appearances (one start) at Camden Yards and is 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA (4 ER/7 IP).

Rookie Steve Johnson makes his fourth start (12th appearance) of 2012 for the Orioles. In his previous 11 appearances (three starts), Johnson is 4-0 with a 1.62 ERA. His lone appearance against the Red Sox came back on August 16th when he fired two scoreless innings of relief at Camden Yards.

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Here are today’s lineups:

Boston Red Sox69-88 Baltimore Orioles90-67
1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 1. Nate McLouth LF
2. Scott Podsednik LF 2. J.J. Hardy SS
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 3. Adam Jones CF
4. Cody Ross RF 4. Matt Wieters C
5. Mauro Gomez 1B 5. Chris Davis RF
6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 6. Mark Reynolds 1B
7. Ryan Lavarnway DH 7. Manny Machado 3B
8. Pedro Ciriaco 3B 8. Lew Ford DH
9. Mike Aviles SS 9. Robert Andino 2B
Felix Doubront SP Steve Johnson 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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Francona to interview for Indians manager job next week [csn new england]

Ellsbury back after missing 6 games [espn boston]

Sox to hire talent evaluator Eddie Bane [espn boston]

Ellsbury returns to the Red Sox lineup [extra bases]

How the Indians helped turn Terry Francona into a managerial star [full count]

Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and All That’s Good About NFL Means Red Sox Season Can Officially End [nesn.com]

Bobby Valentine Says He’d ‘Have Been Better Off This Year’ if He Had Listened to Advice About Josh Beckett [nesn.com]

Orioles Look to Take Advantage of Red Sox Offensive Woes [nesn.com]

Arnie Beyeler was the last manager to see Mike Trout struggle [projo sox blog]

Ellsbury returns to Red Sox lineup [projo sox blog]

Melancon reaching back for more velocity [projo sox blog]

Doubront looks to duplicate gem vs. Orioles [redsox.com]

Lester: 2012 much worse than 2011 for Sox [alex speier – weei.com]

Bobby V: Ellsbury ‘never quite hit stride’ [alex speier – weei.com]

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