Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/28/13
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6:05 p.m.: Clay Buchholz will make another rehab start Friday. Buchholz, who threw 38 pitches with Short-A Lowell on Sunday, is scheduled to throw 50-55 pitches with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday. If all goes well Friday, Buchholz is expected to make one more rehab start next Wednesday. He’ll likely throw around 70 pitches in that outing. If there are no hiccups over his next two rehab starts, Buchholz could be activated in time to face the Rays on Sept. 10. 5:25 p.m.: Xander Bogaerts will be in the Red Sox’ starting lineup Wednesday. There was some debate as to whether Bogaerts should have started Tuesday’s game, as the Orioles had a left-hander on the mound. But John Farrell opted to go with a Stephen Drew-Will Middlebrooks combo on the left side of the infield instead, and it’s hard to argue with the overall results. Middlebrooks had two hits and Drew walked twice in Boston’s blowout win. Bogaerts will bat ninth and play third base Wednesday with Middlebrooks out of the lineup. Daniel Nava will bat out of the Red Sox’ fluctuating No. 5 spot. Wednesday’s complete lineups are below. Red Sox (78-55) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Daniel Nava, LF Mike Napoli, 1B Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Stephen Drew, SS Xander Bogaerts, 3B John Lackey, RHP (8-11, 3.17 ERA) Orioles (70-60) Nate McLouth, LF Manny Machado, 3B Chris Davis, 1B Adam Jones, CF Nick Markakis, RF J.J. Hardy, SS Matt Wieters, C Wilson Betemit, DH Brian Roberts, 2B Bud Norris, RHP (3-1, 5.53 ERA) 8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox really know how to kick off a homestand in style. The Red Sox, who returned home after a six-game West Coast swing, rolled over the Orioles 13-2 in the first of nine straight games at Fenway Park. Shane Victorino powered the offense with a pair of home runs and a career-high seven RBIs. John Lackey will head to the hill Wednesday. He went the distance his last time out against the Dodgers, but was outdueled by Ricky Nolasco as Los Angeles blanked Boston on Friday. Lackey will go up against Bud Norris, whom the Orioles acquired just before the trade deadline. If the Red Sox are able to win Wednesday, they’ll move to 24 games over .500, which would match a season high. Boston hasn’t been 25 games over .500 since Sept. 13, 2011, at which point the Sox moved to 86-61 with a win. The Red Sox can also add to their major league-best 26 series wins with a victory Wednesday. Wednesday’s first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET. Be sure to tune in on NESN, and keep it right here with NESN.com’s live blog. Filed under: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Headlines, Live Blog, Ricky Doyle

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