Game 17: Red Sox at Athletics

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (5-11)
Drew RF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis DH
Lowrie 3B
Scutaro SS
Crawford LF
Varitek C
Ellsbury CF

Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (0-2, 6.60).

ATHLETICS (9-8)
Crisp CF
Barton 1B
DeJesus RF
Matsui DH
Sweeney LF
Ellis 2B
Powell C
Kouzmanoff 3B
Pennington SS

Pitching: LHP Gio Gonzalez (2-0, 0.47)

Game time: 3:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: Gonzalez is the ninth lefty starter the Sox have faced in 17 games. They were 3-5 in the first eight games. … Gonzalez has allowed one earned run in 19 innings this season, none in the last 17. He is 1-0, 5.51 in three career starts against the Red Sox. … Buchholz has been shaky in three starts, allowing 16 hits (5 homers) and 10 walks in 15 innings. He is 0-2, 10.13 in two career starts against the Athletics. … The Sox are winless in seven road games this season, getting outscored 43-16. They are winless in their last 10 road games dating back to last season, getting outscored 61-24. The Sox have not scored in their last 20 innings on the road, managing only nine hits. … Youkilis is 2 for 17 with runners in scoring position with six strikeouts. … Sox starters in the last four games: 26 IP, 14 H, 3 ER, 7 BB, 20 K

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Stat of the day: The Sox are 28-30 against Oakland the last seven years, 10-20 at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum.

Song of the day: “Nowhere Road” by Steve Earle.

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