Norris looking for longer, better start against Red Sox

Norris looking for longer, better start against Red Sox
August 28, 2013, 10:15 am
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Orioles hope to rebound from ugly loss in Boston

TONIGHT’S GAME:

Baltimore Orioles (70-60) vs. Boston Red Sox (78-55), Fenway Park, 7:10 p.m.

STARTING PITCHERS:

Bud Norris (9-10, 4.22) vs. John Lackey (8-11, 3.17)

KEYS TO THE GAME:

The Orioles have won all five of Norris’ starts. They need to make it six.

Norris pitched six innings in his first three starts, and hasn’t completed six since. After a short start by Wei-Yin Chen on Tuesday, a longer start is a necessity.

NEWS AND NOTES:

Norris is 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA in two starts against Boston.

Stephen Drew is 6-for-12 against Norris.

Lackey is 12-5 with a 3.48 ERA in 21 starts against the Orioles.

Nick Markakis is 17-for-48 (.354) and Chris Davis is 9-for-23 (.391) against Lackey.