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Red Sox lineup: Mike Carp remains in left field

07.28.13 at 12:05 pm ET
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A day after clubbing three home runs and totaling seven runs, the Red Sox return to Camden Yards with the same lineup.

Mike Carp was 3-for4 in Saturday's win. (AP)

Mike Carp was 3-for4 in Saturday’s win. (AP)

The most noteworthy holdover is Mike Carp, who was 3-for-4 in Saturday’s game and will be in left field again. It is the first time since July 7-8 that Carp has started in back-to-back games.

Though the Sox had initially pegged Sunday as a day for Ryan Lavarnway to get behind the plate (day game following night game), the team instead opted to have Jarrod Saltalamacchia catch Red Sox starter Jon Lester (9-4, 4.50) after the two worked well together in Lester’s last start.

Lester has enjoyed success against the Orioles in his career, owning a 14-2 record with 2.86 ERA in 22 career starts. Lester picked up the win in his last outing against the Tampa Bay Rays. He went 6 1/3 innings giving up just two runs over seven hits.

Lester will face off against Jason Hammel (7-7, 5.20). Hammel has lost five games in his last 10 outings with an ERA of 5.04. Hammel has also struggled at his home park this season as he is 1-4 with a 6.65 ERA at Camden Yards.

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RED SOX LINEUP

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Shane Victorino RF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

David Ortiz DH

Mike Napoli 1B

Mike Carp LF

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

Stephen Drew SS

Jose Iglesias 3B

Jon Lester P

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