Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/15/13
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1:44 p.m.: Lineups here! Mike Napoli, who left Thursday’s game because of illness, will miss his second straight game. Mike Carp will start at first base and bat fifth. Jonny Gomes, playing left field and batting sixth, will also be in the lineup, while Daniel Nava will get the day off. Will Middlebrooks will sit, with Jose Iglesias and Stephen Drew manning third base and shortstop, respectively. Saturday’s complete lineups are below. Red Sox (41-28) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Carp, 1B Jonny Gomes, LF Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Stephen Drew, SS Jose Iglesias, 3B John Lackey, RHP (3-5, 3.14 ERA) Orioles (39-29) Nate McLouth, LF Manny Machado, 3B Nick Markakis, RF Adam Jones, CF Chris Davis, 1B Matt Wieters, DH J.J. Hardy, SS Ryan Flaherty, 2B Taylor Teagarden, C Freddy Garcia, RHP (3-3, 4.47 ERA) 8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox have put together a tremendous season. There’s no denying that. Against the Orioles, however, life hasn’t been so easy. Chris Tillman and three others shut out the Red Sox on Friday night, and Baltimore has now taken four of five from Boston this season, including two straight to kick off the current four-game set. John Lackey will be the one tasked with stopping the bleeding on Saturday. Fortunately for the Red Sox, they’ll be in much better shape for Saturday’s game than they were for Friday’s game. Not only did the Sox lose on Thursday, but the game lasted 13 innings and the bullpen pitched eight of those innings. The lengthy night for the ‘pen was the second in four nights, as Boston also played 14 innings on Monday, during which Red Sox relievers combined to throw 8 1/3 innings. In other words, the Sox really needed a quality start from Ryan Dempster, and the veteran provided just that, working into the eighth inning despite the 2-0 loss. But a rested bullpen won’t mean much unless the Red Sox’ offense shows up on Saturday. The Sox’ bats were shut down on Friday, although they had a few chances early on because of four walks by Tillman. Perhaps the lackluster display by Boston’s offense was a carry-over from Thursday, when Baltimore’s bullpen provided 6 1/3 perfect innings at the end of the game before Chris Davis’ single sent O’s fans home happy. On Saturday, Lackey will go up against veteran Freddy Garcia, who owns a 10-4 record and 4.51 ERA in 25 career games (22 starts) against the Red Sox. This season, the 36-year-old Garcia is 3-3 with a 4.47 ERA overall. Saturday’s action is scheduled to kick off at 4:05 p.m. It’ll be a perfect appetizer to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, so tune in on NESN, and keep it right here with NESN.com.
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