Good afternoon. Here’s a preview of the game:
RED SOX (62-71)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (10-6, 4.79)
Pitching: RHP A.J. Griffin (3-0, 2.42)
Game time: 9:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Griffin: Gomes 1-3, Kalish 0-3, Salty 1-3, Aviles 0-2, Ross 0-2.
Athletics vs. Doubront: Cespedes 1-2, Gomes 0-2, Pennington 1-2, Reddick 0-1.
Stat of the Day: The Sox are 7-20 against teams from the AL West this season. They have been outscored 157-105.
Notes: The Sox have lost four straight and nine of 12. They are 21-34 since July 1. … Oakland has won seven straight. The A’s are 6-1 against the Sox this season, winning six in a row. They haven’t done that since 1969. … Doubront is 0-2, 7.01 in his last five starts. … Griffin is coming off the DL to make the start. He last pitched Aug. 4. The 24-year-old rookie faced the Sox on July 4 and allowed two runs on four hits over six innings. … Pedroia has hits safely in 11 straight and 24 of 25. … Loney has hit safely in all six games he has played for the Sox. … Four former Red Sox — Reddick, Crisp, Kottaras and Moss — are 27-69 (.391) with five doubles, a triple, nine homers and 27 RBIs for the Athletics against the Red Sox in this season. … Sox starters are 45-53, 5.00. … The Sox have been outscored 41-12 on the road trip so far.
Song of the Day: “Something Is Not Right With Me” by Cold War Kids.