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Red Sox Vs. Orioles Lineups: Pedro Ciriaco Plays DH, Bats Second Against Wei-Yin Chen

The Red Sox will send Josh Beckett to the mound to kick off their three-game set against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN, the MLB Network, and WEEI.

With the trade of Kelly Shoppach to the Mets earlier this afternoon, the Sox will be forced to keep at least one of their catchers out of the lineup. Salty will be the odd man out against the left-handed Wei-Yin Chen, allowing Ryan Lavarnway to slot in behind the plate and Pedro Ciriaco of all people to play DH.

For the sixth time this season. Not a great sign for any campaign's chances.

With Ciriaco batting second, Carl Crawford will drop all the way down to seventh against the southpaw, with Danny Valencia taking over at third and batting ninth.

Boston Red Sox (57-59)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Pedro Ciriaco, DH
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. Cody Ross, RF
  6. Ryan Lavarnway, C
  7. Carl Crawford, LF
  8. Mike Aviles, SS
  9. Danny Valencia, 3B

Baltimore Orioles (62-53)

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

Next Game

Boston Red Sox
@ Baltimore Orioles

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Josh Beckett vs Wei-Yin Chen

Mostly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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