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Game 91: Red Sox at Rays

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  July 15, 2011 02:45 PM

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Hey, the Red Sox are playing again. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (55-35)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
McDonald RF
Saltalamacchia C
Navarro LF
Scutaro SS

Pitching: LHP Andrew Miller (3-0, 3.57)

RAYS (49-41)
Damon DH
Zobrist RF
Longoria 3B
Upton CF
Rodriguez 2B
Kotchman 1B
Shoppach C
Johnson SS
Fuld RF

Pitching: LHP David Price (8-7, 3.70)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: The Sox have won six straight and 10 of 11. They start the day 1.5 games ahead of the Yankees in the AL East. ... The Sox are 2-3 against the Rays this season. ... Miller has faced the Rays once in his career, that coming in 2009. He allowed five runs over 6.1 innings. ... The Sox are 27-18 on the road. ... The Sox have hit .309/.391/.567 in the last 11 games and averaged 6.5 runs. ... Price is 4-3, 3.43 in seven career starts against the Sox, 1-1, 3.55 in two starts this season. ... Price is 1-2, 4.54 in his last six starts. ... Pedroia has hit safely in 11 straight and is hitting .360/.463/.658 since getting his right knee checked out on June 9. ... Daniel Bard has not allowed a run in his last 19.1 innings going back to May 23. Opponents are 6 of 62 (.097) in that stretch. ... Youkilis is 10 of his last 21 with seven extra-base hits and six RBis.

Stat of the Day: Red Sox relievers have thrown 11.1 scoreless innings in the last three games, allowing two hits with two walks and 16 strikeouts.

Song of the Day: "Back In The Saddle" by Aerosmith.

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