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Game 71: Braves at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  June 23, 2012 03:00 PM

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Here's a preview of the game tonight:

RED SOX (36-34)
Nava LF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Saltalamacchia C
Gonzalez 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Ross RF
Kalish CF
Aviles SS
Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (0-1, 3.14)

BRAVES (38-32)
Bourn CF
Prado LF
McCann DH
Uggla 2B
Freeman 1B
Jones 3B
Heyward RF
Ross C
Simmons SS
Pitching: RHP Randall Delgado (4-7, 4.12)

Game time: 7:15 p.m.

TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI

Red Sox vs. Delgado: Ross 1-3, HR.

Braves vs. Morales: Bourn 1-3, Prado 1-2, Uggla 0-3, Wilson 2-3, Jones 0-2, McCann 0-1, Heyward 1-1.

Stat of the Day: Morales has a 4.97 earned run average at home (12.2 innings) and a 1.69 earned run average on the road (16 innings).

Notes: Morales is making his second start following an impressive performance against the Cubs on Sunday (5 IP, 4 H 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K). Morales has allowed two runs on six hits in his last 12.1 innings with no walks and 16 strikeouts. ... Delgado, a 22-year-old fron Panama, is making his 21st career start, his first against the Sox. ... Nava is 19 of 44 (.432) this month including 14 of 39 (.359) when hitting leadoff. ... Middlebrooks is 7 of 10 with four runs, two doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs in his last five games. ... The Braves have won three straight. ... The Sox have won five of six and seven of nine. They are 9-7 in interleague play with two games left.

Song of the Day: "It's All Over Now" by The Rolling Stones.

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