Loewen takes mound at Fenway Park

Rookie Loewen takes mound at Fenway Park

Two more games remain on Baltimore's schedule, and both of them are in Fenway Park. The Orioles will play their penultimate game Saturday night, and they'll try to break the 70-win barrier for the fourth straight year. Baltimore has already clinched its ninth straight losing season and has locked up a worse record than last year (74 wins).

Rookie southpaw Adam Loewen gets the ball in the middle act, and he'll be matched against Boston's Tim Wakefield. All of Loewen's wins have come since the All-Star break, and he's 6-4 with a 4.58 ERA since the intermission. However, he's also 0-1 with a 10.57 mark against Boston. Wakefield is 2-2 with a 3.75 ERA against the O's.

This series has been as one-sided as any in baseball during recent years. The Orioles are 2-14 against Boston this season and 49-73 against the Red Sox since the beginning of the 2000 season. Baltimore hasn't gotten the best of the Sox in a season series since 1996. Boston is 7-0 at Fenway Park this season against the Orioles.

Pitching matchup
BAL: LHP Adam Loewen (6-6, 5.30 ERA)
Loewen is 4-3 with a 7.33 ERA in away games and 4-3 with a 6.14 mark in night games.

BOS: RHP Tim Wakefield (7-11, 4.63 ERA)
The knuckleball specialist has gone 0-3 with an 8.79 ERA since returning from the disabled list .

Player to watch
Kevin Millar is batting .311 (14-for-45) with four home runs against Boston this season.

On the Internet
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•  Gameday
•  Official game notes

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Up next
• Sunday: Orioles (RHP Hayden Penn, 0-3, 13.30) at Red Sox (RHP Devern Hansack, 0-1, 5.40), 2:05 p.m. ET

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.