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Orioles open four-game series at Fenway Park

Caleb Joseph brings his hot bat to Camden Yards as the Orioles open a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Caleb Joseph brings his hot bat to Camden Yards as the Orioles open a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. (Greg M. Cooper, USA Today Sports)

BOSTON — The Orioles open their seven-game road trip to Boston and Toronto with a 7:10 p.m. first pitch Friday night against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

This will be the Orioles' first meeting of the season with the Red Sox. They will play a four-game series here, including Monday's 11 a.m. Patriot's Day game. They will also host the Red Sox for a three-game series on April 24-26 when the Orioles return from the road.

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The Orioles won last year's season series with the Red Sox, 11-8. That included a 7-3 record at Fenway Park. The last time the Orioles played here, they swept a three-game series Sept. 8-10.

The Orioles have also won eight of their past 10 series at Fenway Park dating back to September 2011. That includes a four-game split last April. Over that time, they are 22-10 in Boston.

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Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, who is coming off seven shutout innings in his regular-season debut, hasn't fared well against the Red Sox. He is 1-3 with a 9.37 ERA in eight career starts against Boston. In three career starts at Fenway Park, Jimenez is 0-1 with a 9.45 ERA.

Boston third baseman Pablo Sandoval is 11-for-34 with two homers and five RBIs against Jimenez. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia is hitting .412 (7-for-17) against Jimenez.

Hot-hitting catcher Caleb Joseph is batting seventh in the order for the second straight game. Joseph is 7-for-11 in his past three games and is hitting .375/.444/.542 for the season.

Here are the starting lineups:

Orioles

Alejandro De Aza LF
Steve Pearce 1B
Travis Snider RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis DH
Manny Machado 3B
Caleb Joseph C
Everth Cabrera SS
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Ubaldo Jimenez RHP

Red Sox

Mookie Betts CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez LF
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Mike Napoli 1B
Shane Victorino RF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Ryan Hanigan C
Joe Kelly RHP

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