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Wednesday, June 11 (All times Eastern)

Boston Red Sox (29-35) at Baltimore Orioles (32-31), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Boston - Rubby De La Rosa (1-1, 2.84) Baltimore - Wei-Yin Chen (6-2, 4.13)

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox eye back-to-back wins and a series victory on Wednesday when they close out a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.

Boston has struggled on its nine-game road trip, but can close the trek with wins in three of its last four games after a brilliant effort from Brandon Workman in the Red Sox' 1-0 win on Tuesday.

Workman (1-0) had allowed only a walk to Nelson Cruz before Ryan Flaherty laced a clean single with two out in the bottom of the sixth. It was one of only two hits by Baltimore on the night, with Andrew Miller, Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara finishing off the shutout after Workman stymied the Orioles through 6 2/3 innings.

"He was outstanding, especially in light of the two different rain delays," Boston manager John Farrell said of Workman.

Boston's pitchers made Mike Napoli's third-inning RBI single hold up to give the Red Sox just their second victory in eight games.

Chris Tillman (5-3) was saddled with the hard-luck loss after permitting the lone run in six innings of work.

"I was really pleased with Chris," O's manager Buck Showalter said. "Unfortunately they just pitched a little better than we did."

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, suspended five games pending an appeal earlier in the day for throwing his bat onto the field Sunday against Oakland, was in the lineup and went 0-for-4.

Heading to the hill for Boston on Wednesday will be righty Rubby De La Rosa, who is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA. De La Rosa absorbed the loss on Friday in Detroit, as he surrendered four runs in 5 2/3 innings. He had tossed seven scoreless innings in his season debut a week earlier.

"I feel almost 100 percent like last time," De La Rosa said. "I just missed more pitches."

Baltimore, meanwhile, will turn to lefty Wei-Yin Chen, who is 6-2 with a 4.13 ERA. Chen did not factor in the decision of his team's 4-3 loss on Friday to Oakland, as he allowed two runs and five hits in 6 1/3 frames.

Chen beat Boston earlier in the year and is 3-3 lifetime against them with a 5.26 ERA in nine starts.

Boston has won five of its nine meetings with the Orioles this season.

06/11 10:23:32 ET

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