Game 16: Red Sox at Athletics

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (5-10)
Lowrie SS
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Cameron RF
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C
McDonald CF

Pitching: RHP John Lackey (1-1, 15.58).

Crisp CF
Barton 1B
DeJesus RF
Willingham LF
Matsui DH
Suzuki C
Ellis 2B
Kouzmanoff 3B
Pennington SS

Pitching: LHP Brett Anderson (0-1, 2.29).

Game time: 10:05 p.m.


Notes: The Sox take a three-game win streak into Oakland. Their pitchers have allowed only three runs on 14 hits over the last 27 innings while striking out 21. Can Lackey carry the baton? He will be pitching for the first time since April 8. It’s hard to say how he’ll be after 10 days off. He is 11-12, 4.49 in 30 career starts on 6+ days of rest. Lackey is 17-5, 2.90 in 31 starts against Oakland, 8-4, 2.92 at the Coliseum. … Anderson is 3-1, 2.61 in five career starts against the Sox. Outside of Jed Lowrie (2 for 6), Kevin Youkilis (2 for 10) and Darnell McDonald (2 for 5), nobody has more than one hit against him. … Speaking of Jed Williams, he comes in riding a seven-game hitting streak. He is 15 of 24 (.625) with four extra-base hits and nine RBIs. … The Sox are hitting .203 (29 of 143) with runners in scoring position, 6 for 36 with a runner on third and less than two outs.


Stat of the day: The Red Sox have lost nine straight games on the road going back to last season, six of them this season. They have been outscored 56-24 in those games nine games, 38-16 this season.

Song of the day: “Positively Fourth Street” by Bob Dylan.

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