Matching up

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — We have no lineup from Tropicana Field yet. For the time being, here are how Rays and Red Sox batters have fared against tonight’s starting pitchers. (Batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage are in parentheses.)

Red Sox vs. James Shields (2-4, 5.23 ERA career against Boston)
Jacoby Ellsbury (.100, .182, .100)
J.D. Drew (.333, .333, .667)
Jed Lowrie (.000, .000, .000)
Dustin Pedroia (.500, .545, .600)
David Ortiz (.500, .533, 1.214)
Kevin Youkilis (.000, .150, .000)
Jason Varitek (.100, .100, .100)
Jason Bay (Never faced Shields)
Mark Kotsay (Never faced Shields)
Sean Casey (.500, .500, .500)
Alex Cora (.400, .500, .400)
Coco Crisp (.200, .273, .200)
David Ross (Never faced Shields)
Kevin Cash (Never faced Shields)

Notable: Youkilis has no hits and two walks in 19 plate appearances; Ortiz has two home runs and four doubles.

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Rays vs. Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-3, 3.75 ERA career against Tampa Bay)
Willy Aybar (.333, .250,.333)
Jason Bartlett (.091, .091, .182)
Carl Crawford (.273, .333, .273)
Cliff Floyd (.000, .286, .000)
Jonny Gomes (.154, .267, .154)
Gabe Gross (.500, .600, .500)
Eric Hinske (.000, .286, .000)
Akinori Iwamura (.375, .423, .542)
Dan Johnson (.000, .000, .000)
Evan Longoria (.500, .750, .500)
Dioner Navarro (.167, .158, .333)
Carlos Pena (.313, .522, .625)
Fernando Perez (.500, .500, .500)
B.J. Upton (.077, .200, .308)
Ben Zobrist (.000, .143, .000)

Notable: Iwamura has faced Matsuzaka 24 times, more than any other Ray; Upton’s one hit in 15 plate appearances was a home run; Pena has six walks and seven strike outs in 23 plate appearances.

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