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Game 149: Red Sox at Rays

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 18, 2012 03:15 PM

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

RED SOX (67-81)
Ciriaco 3B
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Ross RF
Loney 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Lavarnway DH
Podsednik LF
Iglesias SS
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (10-9, 5.11)

RAYS (78-69)
Jennings LF
Upton CF
Zobrist SS
Longoria DH
Keppinger 3B
Francisco RF
Scott 1B
Roberts 2B
Gimenez C
Pitching: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (8-10, 3.22)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Red Sox vs. Hellickson: Pedroia 5-20. Salty 5-16, Ellsbury 2-14, Aviles 2-10, Nava 1-7, Ross 0-5, Ciriaco 3-3, Gomez 0-3, Podsednik 2-3.

Rays vs. Doubront: Zobrist 2-9, Pena 1-8, Rodriguez 3-8, Upton 2-6, Longoria 2-4, Scott 2-6, Keppinger 3-5, Gimenez 1-5, Jennings 2-4, Francisco 2-3, Johnson 0-2, Joyce 1-2, Thompson 1-3, Molina 0-1.

Stat of the Day: The Sox have trailed at some point in each of their last 27 games.

Notes: The Sox have won three of their last four while the slip, slidin' away Rays have dropped six of seven and eight of their last 11. Tamps Bay is 5.5 out in the division and five out in the wild card. ... Doubront is 0-5, 7.38 in his last eight starts, last winning a game on July 18. But he pitched well against the Yankees in his last start, allowing two runs over 6.1 innings. Doubront has allowed five earned over 10.2 innings against the Rays this season. ... Hellickson is 1-1. 4.38 in four starts against the Six this season. ... Mauro Gomez has nine RBIs in his last 12 games.

Song of the Day: "Don't Take Me Alive" by Steely Dan.

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