Good afternoon. Here's a preview of Game 1 of the Red Sox' fourth straight interleague series.
RED SOX (33-33)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (7-2, 5.38)
Pitching: LHP Mark Buehrle (5-7, 3.41)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Marlins vs. Buchholz: Buck 0-7, Cousins 0-0, Dobbs 0-0, Hayes 0-0, Infante 1-2, Kearns 1-5, Morrison 1-3, Ramirez 1-3, Reyes 2-3, Ruggiano 0-0, Sanchez 0-3, Solano 0-0, Stanton 0-3.
Red Sox vs. Buehrle: Aviles 9-34, Gonzalez 1-5, Kalish 2-6, McDonald 7-13, Middlebrooks 1-3, Nava 0-0, Ortiz 20-58, Pedroia 6-19, Podsednik 4-14, Punto 14-50, Saltalamacchia 0-3, Shoppach 7-16, Youkilis 3-17.
Stat of the Day: Buchholz has a 1.13 ERA in his last three starts, all wins.
Notes: Outfielder Cody Ross is back in the lineup after going on the disabled list May 22 because of a fractured bone in his left foot ... This game is a rematch of a June 12 game in Miami when Buchholz and the Red Sox defeated Buehrle and the Marlins, 2-1. Boston had five hits ... The Red Sox took two of three games in the first series against the Marlins ... David Ortiz leads the American League with 37 extra-base hits and is second to Joey Votto of the Reds in all of MLB ... The Red Sox have scored 330 runs and allowed 303 this season ... The Red Sox trail the Yankees by 8 games in the AL East, their largest deficit of the season ... Righthanded hitters are batting .145 vs. Buchholz since May 16.