Good afternoon. Here's a preview of the game:
RED SOX (62-71)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (10-6, 4.79)
Pitching: RHP A.J. Griffin (3-0, 2.42)
Game time: 9:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Griffin: Gomes 1-3, Kalish 0-3, Salty 1-3, Aviles 0-2, Ross 0-2.
Athletics vs. Doubront: Cespedes 1-2, Gomes 0-2, Pennington 1-2, Reddick 0-1.
Stat of the Day: The Sox are 7-20 against teams from the AL West this season. They have been outscored 157-105.
Notes: The Sox have lost four straight and nine of 12. They are 21-34 since July 1. ... Oakland has won seven straight. The A's are 6-1 against the Sox this season, winning six in a row. They haven't done that since 1969. ... Doubront is 0-2, 7.01 in his last five starts. ... Griffin is coming off the DL to make the start. He last pitched Aug. 4. The 24-year-old rookie faced the Sox on July 4 and allowed two runs on four hits over six innings. ... Pedroia has hits safely in 11 straight and 24 of 25. ... Loney has hit safely in all six games he has played for the Sox. ... Four former Red Sox — Reddick, Crisp, Kottaras and Moss — are 27-69 (.391) with five doubles, a triple, nine homers and 27 RBIs for the Athletics against the Red Sox in this season. ... Sox starters are 45-53, 5.00. ... The Sox have been outscored 41-12 on the road trip so far.
Song of the Day: "Something Is Not Right With Me" by Cold War Kids.