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Game 151: Red Sox at Rays

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 20, 2012 03:13 PM

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RED SOX (68-82)
Ciriaco CF
Pedroia 2B
Ross DH
Lavarnway C
Gomez 1B
Aviles 3B
Nava RF
Podsednik LF
Iglesias SS
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (11-6, 4.33)

RAYS (79-70)
Jennings LF
Upton CF
Zobrist SS
Longoria 3B
Joyce RF
Keppinger 2B
Scott DH
Pena 1B
Mplina C
Pitching: LHP David Price (18-5, 2.54)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Red Sox vs. Price: Pedroia 8-23, Ellsbury 6-20, Aviles 4-13, Ross 1-8, Salty 1-8, Nava 0-8, Podsednik 2-7, Ciriaco 0-4.

Rays vs. Buchholz: Scott 6-28, Pena 5-28, Zobrist 3-26, Longoria 5-24, Upton 6-20, Joyce 5-12, Molina 5-12, Rodriguez 3-10, Jennings 1-4, Keppinger 1-5, Johnson 1-5, Brignac 0-3, Gimenez 0-3, Fuld 1-2.

Stat of the Day: Adrian Gonzalez leads the Sox with 86 RBIs. Cody Ross is next with 74. The Sox haven't gone a full season without a player driving in at least 90 runs since Tom Brunansky led the team with 74 in 1992.

Notes: The series ends with a good pitching matchup. Buchholz will be facing the Rays for the fifth time this season. He is 1-2, 4.62 over 25.1 innings. In his career, Buchholz is 5-4, 2.76 in 12 starts against Tampa Bay, 3-3, 2.89 in seven starts at Tropicana Field. ... Price is 7-4, 3.15 in 13 career starts against the Sox, 1-1, 3.12 in three starts this season. ... The Sox are 4-2 on a road trip that ends tonight. They have won two of three. ... The Rays have lost four of five and seven of their last nine. They start the day 6.5 games out in the division and the wild card. ... Ciriaco is 15 of 15 in stolen bases. ... The Sox have 492 extra-base hits, tied with Texas and Milwaukee for the most in the majors. ... The Sox allowed 15 hits and 10 walks over innings on Wednesday. That last happened against Milwaukee in 1996.

Song of the Day: "Must Of Got Lost" by the J. Geils Band.

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