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Game 115: Red Sox at Indians

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 11, 2012 02:15 PM

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

RED SOX (56-58)
Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Saltalamacchia C
Lavarnway DH
Aviles SS
Ciriaco 3B
Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (3-2, 3.14)

INDIANS (52-61)
Donald 2B
Cabrera SS
Choo RF
Santana DH
Brantley CF
Duncan LF
Lillibridge 3B
Kotchman 1B
Marson C
Pitching: RHP Zach McAllister (4-4, 3.60)

Game time: 6:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Red Sox vs. McAllister: Pedroia 2-4, Aviles 1-2, Gonzalez 0-3, Ross 1-3, Salty 1-3.

Indians vs. Morales: Kotchman 2-6, Brantley 1-3, Carrera 1-2, Hannahan 1-2, Kipnis 0-1, Cabrera 0-1, Choo 0-1, Duncan 1-1, Santana 1-1.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 13-15 since the All-Star break. Eight of their losses are by two runs or less.

Notes: The Sox are 1-1 in the four-game series. ... Morales is 3-1, 3.06 in six starts this season. In three starts on the road, he has allowed two earned runs on nine hits over 17 innings. Opposing hitters are 31 of 167 (.186) against Morales since June 3 (14 appearances). ... McAllister, a former Yankees prospect, faced the Red Sox on May 12 and allowed four runs on eight hits over seven innings. He struck out eight without a walk. McAllister had a rough time against the Twins on Monday, giving up nine runs (two earned) on six hits before getting taken out of the game in the second inning. ... Ross has hit safely in eight straight at 13 of 32 with four doubles, two homers, seven RBIs and four runs scored.

Song of the Day: "Stop Your Sobbing" by The Kinks.

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