Orioles and Red Sox lineups and O’Day update

BOSTON - Outfielder Steve Pearce has rejoined the Orioles today after being placed on the disabled list with inflammation in his left wrist and receiving cortisone injections to lessen the discomfort. He’s been swinging a bat in Sarasota.

Nate McLouth is leading off tonight after being hit on the left knee Sunday by a Kyle Drabek pitch. Danny Valencia remains the designated hitter.

Darren O’Day threw off a mound today in Sarasota and mixed in his breaking ball. Yesterday, he threw only fastballs on flat ground.

The Orioles are hoping that O’Day can rejoin them, at the latest, for the Rays series that starts Friday night at Tropicana Field. Manager Buck Showalter will provide an update later today.

Sixteen of the Orioles’ last 22 games have been decided by two runs or fewer, and they’ve gone 6-10 in that span. They’re 2-6 in the one-run games.

For the Orioles
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Chris Davis 1B
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
Danny Valencia DH
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Brian Roberts 2B

Scott Feldman RHP

For the Red Sox
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Shane Victorino CF
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Daniel Nava RF
Mike Carp LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Stephen Drew SS
Xander Bogaerts 3B

Ryan Dempster RHP

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