Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 7/26/13
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Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer There is one team in the AL East that has been a thorn in the side of Red Sox Nation. That team is the Baltimore Orioles, who at this point in the season are the only division rival to hold a winning record (5-2) against the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox (61-42) get a chance to even that record, but things won’t be easy, as they open up a weekend series with the Orioles (57-46) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards tonight. Boston’s series finale with the Rays was rained out and rescheduled for Monday, allowing manager John Farrell to restructure his pitching rotation and give John Lackey an extra day’s rest. Lackey will face the Orioles tonight and seeks to have the same performance as he did the last time he took the mound in Baltimore. The right-hander went seven strong innings, allowing two runs on seven hits in a 5-4 Red Sox win, the lone victory of a four-game series in June. Lackey is 7-7 with a 2.95 ERA this season, the eighth-best mark in the Amer...
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