Game 142: Red Sox at Athletics

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (78-63)
Scutaro 2B
McDonald RF
Martinez 1B
Beltre 3B
Lowell DH
Lowrie SS
Saltalamacchia C
Hall LF
Kalish CF

Pitching: RHP John Lackey (12-9, 4.48)

Crisp CF
Barton 1B
Suzuki C
Cust DH
Ellis 2B
Hermida RF
Davis LF
Larish 3B
Pennington SS

Pitching: LHP Brett Anderson (4-6, 2.97)

Game time: 9:05 p.m.


State of the Sox: The Sox have lost eight of their last 12 games. They start the day nine games out of first place and 7.5 games behind in the wild card with 21 games left to play.

House of horrors: The Sox are 6-16 in their last 22 games at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Overall, the Sox have lost seven of their last 11 games away from Fenway Park.


Slumping: The Sox were hitting .272/.347/.461 and averaging 5.21 runs through the first four months of the season. Since Aug 1, they are hitting .254/.316/.427 and averaging 4.54 runs a game.

Pitching peril: The Sox have allowed 33 earned runs over 44 innings in the last five games.

Historic homers: The Sox have 187 homers. Only seven teams in franchise history have hit 200.

Martinez mashes: Victor Martinez has hit safely in 14 of the last 15 games at 22 of 60 with 12 RBIs.

Back later with more including a live in-game blog.

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