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Game 21: Athletics at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  April 24, 2013 11:35 AM

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Good morning. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (13-7)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Jonny Gomes LF
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Stephen Drew SS
David Ross C
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (3-0, 1.73).

ATHLETICS (13-8)
Coco Crisp CF
Derek Norris C
Seth Smith LF
Jed Lowrie SS
Josh Donaldson 3B
Brandon Moss 1B
Chris Young RF
Nate Freiman DH
Andy Parrino 2B
Pitching: LHP Brett Anderson (1-3, 5.95).

Game time: 4:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Anderson: Pedroia 5-14, Salty 3-15, Napoli 4-10, Ellsbury 0-11, Ortiz 4-13, Ciriaco 1-3.

Athletics vs. Lester: Crisp 2-5, Reddick 0-3, Young 1-2.

Stat of the Day: Alfredo Aceves and Steven Wright threw 162 pitches in seven innings on Tuesday. That's an average of 23.1 per inning.

Notes: The Sox have lost three of four but have Lester on the mound. He has allowed five earned runs over 26 innings. The lefty is 3-3, 4.15 in 10 career starts against Oakland. He held the A's to one run over 6.2 innings last July 3. ... Anderson is 5-2, 2.70 in eight starts against the Sox. He is coming off two rough outings. Anderson allowed 11 runs on 12 hits over 6.2 innings against the Tigers and Rays. He lasted only one inning against the Rays in his last start, giving up four runs and throwing 36 pitches before coming out with a sprained ankle. ... The Red Sox are 4-2 in series this season. ... After making two errors in the first 15 games, the Sox have four in the last five. ... Middlebrooks is 5 of his last 50 with 20 strikeouts. ... Of Pedroia's 22 hits, 20 are singles. ... The Sox have lost nine of their last 11 games against Oakland. ... Moss, who was with the Red Sox from 2007-08, is 14 of 22 with 10 runs scored, six extra-base hits, 11 RBIs and three walks in seven games against the Sox.

Song of the Day: "Into the Next Sun" by The Soundtrack of Our Lives.

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