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Game 63: Red Sox at Marlins

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  June 13, 2012 03:00 PM

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Good afternoon from Miami. Here's a preview of tonight's game:

RED SOX (30-32)
Podsednik LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez RF
Ortiz 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Saltalamacchia C
Sweeney CF
Aviles SS
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (6-3, 4.34)

MARLINS (32-30)
Reyes SS
Solano LF
Ramirez 3B
Stanton RF
Infante 2B
Ruggiano CF
Sanchez 1B
Hayes C
Pitching: RHP Ricky Nolasco (6-4, 4.36)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Marlins vs. Doubront: No history.

Red Sox vs. Nolasco: Gonzalez 4-15, Sweeney 3-7, Ortiz 0-2, Pedroia 0-2, Youkilis 1-2.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 18-13 when Middlebrooks starts.

Notes: The Sox, losers of seven of nine, can win a series with a win tonight. ... Doubront is facing the Marlins for the first time. He is coming off his worst outing of the season (4 IP, 8 H, 6 ER) against the Nationals. ... Doubront is second among all major league qualifying left-handers with an average of 9.77 strikeouts per nine innings, behind only the Nationals Gio Gonzalez (11.02) ... Nolasco faced the Sox once, that coming in 2009 when he went the distance in a game stopped after five innings by rain. ... Nolasco is 2-4, 6.23 in his last six starts. Opponents are hitting .296 against him at Marlins Park. ... The Sox are 152-120 in interleague play all time, 3-5 this season. ... Sox are hitting .216 in their last nine games and have scored 27 runs.

Song of the Day: "Miami 2017" by Billy Joel.

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