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Red Sox and Orioles tangle at Fenway over Fourth of July weekend

Red Sox and Orioles tangle at Fenway over Fourth of July weekend. A preview of the pitching matchups in Boston.

Jackie Bradley Jr. Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and the Red Sox will look to break out of their funk this weekend against the Orioles. Credit: Getty Images

The Red Sox will host the Orioles for three games over Fourth of July weekend. The Sox and O’s have met 10 times already this season and are even, with each team having won five games.

• Boston and Baltimore will engage in matinee baseball (1:30 p.m., NESN) on Independence Day Friday as Miguel Gonzalez (4-5, 4.56 ERA) with throw for the Orioles and Jon Lester (9-7, 2.92 ERA) will start for the Red Sox.

• Game 2 of the series will be nationally-televised on Saturday (7:15 p.m., FOX) as Ubaldo Jimenez (3-8, 4.31 ERA) will get the ball for Baltimore and John Lackey (9-5, 3.62 ERA) will start for Boston.

• The series finale will take place Sunday (1:30 p.m., NESN) with Jake Peavy (1-7, 4.82 ERA) set to go for the Sox. The Orioles have not yet named their starter for the game.


Follow Metro Boston sports editor Matt Burke on Twitter: @BurkeMetroBOS

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