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Game 105: Tigers at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 1, 2012 03:15 PM

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

RED SOX (53-51)
Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross DH
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Kalish RF
Ciriaco SS
Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (2-4, 4.50)

TIGERS (54-50)
Jackson CF
Berry LF
Cabrera 3B
Fielder 1B
Boesch RF
Young DH
Avila C
Peralta SS
Santiago 2B
Pitching: RHP Rick Porcello (7-6, 4.56)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, ESPN / WEEI

Red Sox vs. Porcello: Punto 2-14, Crawford 3-8, Aviles 2-6, Pedroia 1-5, Ellsbury 5-5, Shoppach 2-5, Ross 2-4, Gonzalez 1-2, Salty 0-1.

Tigers vs. Cook: Fielder 3-20, Cabrera 3-7, Young 3-5, Jackson 1-3, Avila 1-2, Boesch 1-2, Infante 1-3, Kelly 1-3, Peralta 1-3, Raburn 1-3.

Stat of the Day: Of Pedro Ciriaco's nine RBIs, four have given the Red Sox the lead.

Notes: The Sox have won four straight and start the day 7.5 games behind the Yankees in the division and 3.5 games out in the wild card. ... The Tigers have lost five of their last six games. ... Cook has one career start against the Tigers, that coming last June 19 when he was with the Rockies. He allowed four runs on eight hits in four innings. Cook has given up nine earned runs on 11 hits over 10.1 innings in his last two starts. ... Porcello is 0-2, 10.80 in three career starts against the Red Sox. ... Middlebrooks has hit safely in eight straight at 12 of 29 with four extra-base hits and five RBIs. ... Gonzalez hit .373 in July (35 of 95).

Song of the Day: "Cool For Cats" by Squeeze.

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