Scouting report: Orioles vs. Red Sox

September 24, 1996|By Jason LaCanfora

At Fenway Park, Boston

Day .. .. .. .Time .. .. .. TV .. .. .. .. .. ..Starters

Tonight .. ...7: 05 .. .. ..HTS .. .. ..David Wells (11-13, 4.89)

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .vs. Tom Gordon (11-9, 5.52)

Tomorrow .. ..7: 05 .. .. ..HTS .. .. ..Rocky Coppinger (9-6, 5.48)

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .vs. Tim Wakefield (14-12, 5.11)

Radio: WBAL (1090 AM), WTOP (1500 AM)

Red Sox update

The Red Sox are all but eliminated from the wild-card race, but they could affect the Orioles' playoff chances. After this series, the Red Sox play four games with the first-place New York Yankees to end the season. The Orioles will miss Roger Clemens, one of the hottest pitchers in baseball, who tied his own major-league record with 20 strikeouts last week against the Detroit Tigers. Last night, the Yankees faced Clemens, who gave up five hits and one run, and will do so again this weekend. The Red Sox are 75-56 since starting the year 6-19. They've won 33 of their past 48. They've come back despite prolonged absences by Jose Canseco, John Valentin, Wil Cordero, Mike Stanley and Tim Naehring. Those injuries have allowed the Red Sox to experiment with a team-record 55 players, including shortstop of the future Nomar Garciaparra and designated hitter Reggie Jefferson, who has emerged with a .343 average, 19 homers and 72 RBIs in 372 at-bats. Darren Bragg and Jeff Frye have contributed greatly since being picked up late in the season. Mo Vaughn is still the offensive leader. Closer Heathcliff Slocumb has 14 saves in his last 15 chances and is 3-0 with five saves in 11 September appearances (17 IP, 14 H, 1 ER), but has walked 16 and struck out 16 in 17 innings.

Pub Date: 9/24/96

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