Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff July 7, 2012 09:15 AM
Good morning. There will be lots of baseball at Fenway Park today. Here's a preview:
RED SOX (42-41)
Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (1-1, 2.51)
Pitching: RHP Freddy Garcia (2-2, 5.94)
Game time: 12:35 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, YES, MLB Network / WEEI, WCBS
Morales vs. Yankees: Martin 2-6, Cano 1-2, Granderson 1-2, Ibanez 0-1, Swisher 1-2, Teixeira 0-1, Jones 0-1, Wise 0-1.
Garcia vs. Red Sox: Ortiz 13-43, Punto 5-25, Aviles 9-16, Gonzalez 3-13, Saltalamacchia 1-6, Ross 2-4, Shoppach 1-3, Kalish 0-2, Nava 0-2.
Pitching matchup: RHP Phil Hughes (9-6, 4.29) vs. LHP Felix Doubront (8-4, 4.42)
Game time: 7:15 p.m.
TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI, WCBS
Doubront vs. Yankees: Martin 0-5, Cano 0-4, Granderson 1-5, Swisher 2-5, Jeter 2-4, Rodriguez 0-3, Teixeira 1-3, Jones 0-1, Chavez 1-1.
Hughes vs. Red Sox: Ortiz 8-17, Gonzalez 2-5, Kalish 1-5, Punto 2-3, Shoppach 0-3, Aviles 0-2, Nava 0-1, Saltalamacchia 1-1.
Stat of the Day: Derek Jeter has scored 1,813 runs. He needs three more to tie Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski for 16th place all-time.
Notes: Game 1 is a makeup of the game that was rained out on April 22. ... The Red Sox have lost four straight and six of eight. ... The Yankees have won two straight and 19 of their last 26. They have the best record in baseball. ... Red Sox pitchers have a 9.67 ERA in three games against the Yankees this season. The Yankees are hitting .356 against the Red Sox with 31 runs. Of their 41 hits, 17 have been for extra bases. ... Morales is 1-0, 2.70 in 3.1 career innings against the Yankees, all as a reliever. Morales has a 2.00 ERA in three starts this season and has struck out 24 (with three walks) over 18 innings. ... In his last six outings, Morales has a 1.35 ERA with 33 strikeouts over 26.2 innings. ... Garcia is 9-4, 4.76 in 22 career appearances against the Red Sox. He faced them on April 21 as a starter and allowed five runs on seven hits in 1.2 innings. ... Doubront is 0-0, 2.53 in 10.2 career innings against the Yankees. He allowed one run over six innings on April 21. ... Doubront's last three starts have been rocky. He has a 5.51 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP. ... Hughes is 2-5, 6.65 in 16 career appearances against the Sox, 1-4, 7.41 in eight starts. Hughes is 5-1, 2.59 in his last six starts this season. ... Russell Martin of the Yankees is 0 for his last 30. It's the longest slump for a Yankees player since Derek Jeter (yes, Derek Jeter) and Jason Giambi had 0-for-32 skids in 2004. ... A-Rod is 9 for 9 in stolen bases this season and 13 of 13 going back to May, 13, 2011. ... Cano has an RBI in nine straight games. ... Gonzalez has a 16-game hit streak. He is 25 of 68 (.368) with nine RBIs and four extra-base hits. ... The Sox have two of their last nine games against the Yankees. ... David Ortiz is 21 of 60 (.350) with five home runs against the two Yankees starters.
Song of the Day: "Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)" by The Clash.
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