Red Sox Vs. Orioles Lineups: Still No Jacoby Ellsbury Against Randy Wolf

The Red Sox will look to even their series against the Orioles up at one game a piece as they send Aaron Cook to the mound against Randy Wolf. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

The Sox will again be without Jacoby Ellsbury, whose injury "situation" persists. He's in the outfield throwing balls, and came in midway through the first start he missed, so it can't be serious. But it's certainly not helpful for a Red Sox team with a lineup that's thin even with their center fielder healthy.

Scott Podsednik will be the one getting he nod to replace Ellsbury in center this time, batting ninth. Ryan Lavarnway, owner of a .515 OPS, will slot in the fourth spot as Cody Ross moves up to third and Dustin Pedroia takes over second in Ellsbury's place.

Boston Red Sox (68-84)

  1. Pedro Ciriaco (R) DH
  2. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
  3. Cody Ross (R) RF
  4. Ryan Lavarnway (R) C
  5. Mauro Gomez (R) 1B
  6. Mike Aviles (R) SS
  7. Danny Valencia (R) 3B
  8. Daniel Nava (S) LF
  9. Scott Podsednik (L) CF

Baltimore Orioles (86-64)

  1. Nate McLouth, LF
  2. J.J. Hardy, SS
  3. Adam Jones, CF
  4. Matt Wieters, C
  5. Jim Thome, DH
  6. Mark Reynolds, 1B
  7. Chris Davis, RF
  8. Manny Machado, 3B
  9. Ryan Flaherty, 2B


Next Game

Baltimore Orioles
@ Boston Red Sox

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT
Fenway Park

Randy Wolf vs Aaron Cook

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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