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Game 69: Marlins at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  June 21, 2012 03:00 PM

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

RED SOX (35-33)
Nava LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Ross RF
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Kalish CF
Aviles SS
Pitching: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2, 5.73),

MARLINS (33-35)
Reyes SS
Ramirez SH
Stanton RF
Morrison LF
Dobbs 3B
Infante 2B
Cousins CF
Sanchez 1B
Hayes C
Pitching: RHP Carlos Zambrano (4-5, 3.92)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI

Red Sox vs. Zambrano: Gonzalez 4-18, Ross 2-12, Ortiz 1-5, Pedroia 0-4, Punto 2-3, Youkilis 1-3.

Marlins vs. Matsuzaka: Buck 5-10, Kearns 1-6, Infante 0-2, Dobbs 0-1.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 4-1 against the Marlins this season, outscoring them 35-17.

Notes: The Red Sox will try to sweep Miami behind Matsuzaka, who will be facing the Marlins for the first time in his career. Dice-K will be making his third start since coming off the disabled list. He has gone 11 innings, giving up seven runs on nine hits. ... Zambrano is 0-0, 5.91 in two career starts against the Sox. He faced them last May 21 at Fenway, allowing three runs over 5.2 innings. ... Zambrano has lasted only 4.1 innings in his last two starts, allowing 11 runs on eight hits and nine walks. ... The Sox are 8-6 in interleague play with four games left. ... Mark Melancon has made four appearances since coming back from Pawtucket. His line: 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K.

Song of the Day: "Toxic" by Britney Spears.

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