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Game 103: Rays At Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  July 24, 2013 02:50 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (61-41)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Gomes LF
Drew SS
Saltalamacchia C
Iglesias 3B
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (7-3, 3.76).

RAYS (59-42)
Jennings CF
Longoria 3B
Zobrist 2B
Myers RF
Scott DH
Rodriguez LF
Loney 1B
Molina C
Escobar SS
Pitching: LHP David Price (4-5, 4.03).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, ESPN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Price: Pedroia 12-35, Ortiz 6-27, Ellsbury 7-27, Napoli 6-21, Nava 1-18, Gomes 3-11, Victorino 2-10, Salty 1-9, Lavarnway 2-7, Iglesias 2-6, Snyder 1-4, Drew 0-2.

Rays vs. Doubront: Zobrist 3-16, Escobar 4-15, Longoria 3-11, Johnson 4-13, Rodrguez 3-14, Jennings 3-11, Scott 3-11, Loney 1-5, Joyce 1-3, Lobaton 0-4, Myers 1-3, Molina 0-0 (HBP).

Stat of the Day: Red Sox pitchers have a 2.98 ERA in 14 games against the Rays this season. Tampa Bay is hitting .234/.307/.373 against the Sox.

Notes: The teams have split the first two games of the four-game series. The Sox are 1.5 games up on the Rays in the division. ... Doubront is 4-2 with a 2.59 ERA in his last 12 starts. He is 3-0, 2.05 in the last four. Doubront has faced the Rays twice this season and allowed two earned runs over 13 innings. ... Doubront is 2-1, 3.05 in nine career appearances against the Rays, six of them starts. ... Price is 3-1, 1.97 since coming off the disabled list on July 2. In two starts against the Sox this season, he has allowed five earned runs over 8.1 innings. Price strained his triceps facing the Sox on May 15, which landed him on the DL. ... Price is 8-5, 3.27 in 17 career starts against the Sox, 4-1, 2.13 in eight games at Fenway. ... Iglesias is 9 of his last 49 (.184) and hasn't had an extra-base hit since July 4. ... The Sox are 26-17 against the AL East. ... Ortiz is 8 of 18 since the All-Star break but doesn't have an RBI since July 10.

Song of the Day: "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley and the Wailers.

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