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Game 158: Red Sox at Rockies

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 24, 2013 04:30 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (95-62)
Victorino RF
Nava LF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Drew SS
Middlebrooks 3B
Bradley Jr. CF
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (10-12, 3.44).

ROCKIES (71-86)
Blackmon CF
LeMahieu 2B
Tulowitzki SS
Cuddyer RF
Helton 1B
Arenado 3B
Dickerson LF
Pacheco C
Pitching: RHP Tyler Chatwood (7-5, 3.36).

Game time: 8:40 p.m.

TV/radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Chatwood: Napoli 2-5, Ross 2-5, Victorino 0-4, Carp 1-3, Ellsbury 1-3, McDonald 1-3, Ortiz 1-2, Pedroia 2-2.

Rockies vs. Lackey: Cuddyer 7-22, Torrealba 4-14, Gonzalez 4-12, Helton 4-10, Herrera 1-4, LeMahieu 0-4, Arenado 1-3, Rosario 2-3, Rutledge 0-3.

Stat of the Day: The Sox are 13-5 in interleague games. Only the Pirates (15-5) have more interleague wins. The Rockies are 4-14.

Notes: The Sox took two games from the Rockies at Fenway in June. But they trail the all-time series, 5-7, and are 2-4 at Coors Field. That does not include the 2007 World Series, however ... Lackey is 17-9, 3.08 in 36 career interleague games, 2-2, 2.48 in four starts this season. He beat the Rockies June 26, allowing two runs over seven innings and striking out 12 without a walk ... Chatwood is 0-6, 6.86 in five major league starts since July 31. He has not faced the Sox since April 21, 2011, when he was with the Angels ... The Sox are 14-6 in September. That matches the total number of wins they had in September 2011 (7-20) and 2012 (7-19) ... Colorado first baseman Todd Helton, who is retiring after the season, will play his final two home games against the Sox. In 17 years, he is a career .345/.441/.606 hitter at Coors Field and .287/.386/.470 on the road ... Will Middlebrooks is 4 of his last 35 over 10 games with one RBI and no extra-base hits ... Jackie Bradley Jr. is 5 of his last 10 with two extra-base hits ... The Sox have 36 successful stolen bases in a row.

Song of the Day: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross.

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