Games -19, -18: Split Squad Sox Vs. Split Squad Orioles

We're down under 20 games left to play, and we're taking two of them down at once, as the Sox and Orioles will split their squads and play a pair of games today.

Sticking around Fort Myers will be Josh Beckett and the top of the lineup:


Lineup

BOSTON RED SOX BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Jacoby Ellsbury - CF Xavier Avery - CF
Dustin Pedroia - 2B Matt Antonelli - 2B
David Ortiz - DH Wilson Betemit - 3B
Cody Ross - LF Chris Davis - 1B
Kelly Shoppach - C Ronny Paulino - C
Nick Punto - 3B Ryan Flaherty - LF
Mike Aviles - SS Scott Beerer - RF
Lars Anderson - 1B Cory Aldridge - DH
Alex Hassan - RF Manny Machado - SS
SP -- Josh Beckett SP -- Armando Galarraga

While Aaron Cook will take the middle-of-the-order (minus, of course, Ortiz) with him to Sarasota:


Lineup

BOSTON RED SOX BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Darnell McDonald - CF Endy Chavez - LF
Josh Kroeger - RF J.J. Hardy - SS
Kevin Youkilis - DH Nick Markakis - DH
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B Adam Jones - CF
Ryan Lavarnway - C Matt Wieters - C
Pedro Ciriaco - SS Mark Reynolds - 3B
Nate Spears - 3B Nick Johnson - 1B
Jason Repko - LF Jai Miller - RF
Jon Hee - 2B Robert Andino - 2B
SP -- Aaron Cook SP -- Wei -Yin Chen

Typically you'd think the first game was the more winnable one, but I'm not sure I'd bet against the McDonald - Ciriaco connection while it's still March.

Ah, spring training.

The games will be broadcast on each home team's radio station (WBAL and WEEI). First pitch for the home game is at 1:35, while the away game starts right about now.

Go Sox!

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