The Orioles and Red Sox will continue their three-game series Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
Steve Trachsel said he's still frustrated with his performance in the second half of the season, and he has good reason. The veteran right-hander has lost three of his last four starts and is 1-4 with a 6.45 ERA in eight outings in June and July. He has also lasted through six innings only twice over that stretch. In his last appearance, Trachsel surrendered five runs on seven hits and two home runs in 4 2/3 innings and took a no decision against Tampa Bay.
The Orioles won the first contest of a three-game set at Fenway earlier this year, just as they did on Tuesday night, but went on to lose the final two games of that series and were outscored 19-9.
BAL: RHP Steve Trachsel (5-7, 5.26 ERA)
Trachsel is 1-0 with a 2.03 ERA in two career starts against Boston, including a complete-game shutout in 2000.
BOS: RHP Julian Tavarez (6-8, 5.08 ERA)
Tavarez, who made 18 starts before moving to the bullpen on July 22, will make his first start since July 18. In that contest against the Royals, he gave up nine hits and six runs (four earned) over 4 2/3 innings. In three appearances in relief, Tavarez surrendered no earned runs. Lifetime against the Orioles, Tavarez is 2-3 with a 4.68 ERA.
Player to watch
Shortstop Miguel Tejada is batting .273 (6-for-22) with a home run against Boston this season.
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Thursday: Orioles (Jeremy Guthrie, 7-3, 2.89) at Red Sox (Tim Wakefield, 12-9, 4.59), 1:05 p.m. ET
Friday: Orioles (Brian Burres, 5-4, 4.1) at
Devil Rays (James Shields, 8-6, 4.47), 7:10 p.m. ET
Saturday: Orioles (Daniel Cabrera, 7-11, 5.08) at Devil Rays (Scott
Kazmir, 7-7, 3.85), 7:10 p.m. ET
Geremy Bass is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.