A day after clubbing three home runs and totaling seven runs, the Red Sox return to Camden Yards with the same lineup.

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.

BALTIMORE -- This is why Stephen Drew isn't going to be benched anytime soon. 



BALTIMORE — The at-bat seemed familiar at first. David Ortiz took three straight balls from right-hander Jairo Asencio in his fourth plate appearance of the night in the top of the seventh.

BALTIMORE — Entering Saturday night’s contest, Stephen Drew was hitting just .223 with a .307 OBP and .389 slugging mark. Since coming off the DL, he was 1-for-15. He was not concerned.

BALTIMORE — A brief storm that passed through Baltimore and brought a brief downpour to Camden Yards has passed, but the need to cover the infield with a tarp delayed the start of the game from 7:05 pm to 7:20 pm. Ryan Dempster will be on the mound for the Red Sox as they try to keep pace with the first-place Rays, who won, 1-0, earlier on Saturday against the Yankees. New Orioles hurler Scott Feldman will start for Baltimore.

BALTIMORE — It is a bizarre and, for the Red Sox, perplexing development. Here’s a look at what the current members of their bullpen have done against right-handed hitters (average/OBP/slugging):

Drake Britton (LHP): .200/.200/.200

Jose De La Torre (RHP): .211/.304/.526

Koji Uehara (RHP): .213/.244/.427

Craig Breslow (LHP): .256/.314/.359

According to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal, Pawtucket outfielder Bryce Brentz underwent what will likely be season-ending surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He originally injured the knee on a slide into second base on July 5.

PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina does not expect Bryce Brentz to return from his knee injury this minor-league season.

— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) July 27, 2013

BALTIMORE — With Daniel Nava enmeshed in a slump (the latest instance of which came on Friday in a game where he struck out three times), he will sit in favor of Mike Carp, who gets a start in left field against new Orioles starter Scott Feldman. Carp is 2-for-7 against Feldman, while Nava has never faced him.

It might be time to give Will Middlebrooks another look.



PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Will Middlebrooks can’t remember previously being involved in trade rumors during his professional career. That’s why the last few weeks have been somewhat foreign.