You can't win them all if you don't win the first one. But you have to win the second one too. The bad news is a whole lot of these guys have been terrible against John Lackey in their careers. In small sample sizes, a whole slew of Red Sox have beaten around Ubaldo Jimenez, as well. The good news is Chris Davis has been good against Lackey.
Read more about this game in the preview from Ty Young. It's the Orioles debut of both Jimenez and Steve Lombardozzi. Jonathan Schoop is on the bench, although nobody knows why.
What do you think? Time for a little wire-to-wire run?
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||BOSTON RED SOX|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Daniel Nava - RF|
|David Lough - LF||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Adam Jones - CF||David Ortiz - DH|
|Chris Davis - 1B||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Nelson Cruz - DH||Jonny Gomes - LF|
|Matt Wieters - C||Grady Sizemore - CF|
|J.J. Hardy - SS||Xander Bogaerts - SS|
|Ryan Flaherty - 3B||A.J. Pierzynski - C|
|Steve Lombardozzi - 2B||Will Middlebrooks - 3B|
|Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP||John Lackey - RHP|