Game 58: Athletics at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (31-26)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Crawford LF
Lowrie SS
Drew RF
Varitek C

Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (4-2, 1.80),

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

Pitching: RHP Trevor Cahill (6-3, 2.31)

Game time: 1:10 p.m.


Notes: Beckett is 5-3 with a 4.41 ERA in in eight career starts against Oakland. He has won each of his last three starts against the Athletics despite giving up eight earned runs over 19.2 innings. … Cahill is 0-3 in his last four starts despite a 3.51 ERA. He was 6-0, 1.72 in his first eight starts. The 23-year-old is 1-2 with a 5.19 ERA in three career starts against the Sox. He beat the Sox last Sept. 10, throwing seven shutout innings. He is 0-2, 8.71 in two starts at Fenway in his career, both coming in 2009. … Jonathan Papelbon is one save away from 200 in his career. … Ortiz is 24 of 58 (.414) in his last 15 game with 14 extra-base hits. … Oakland has lost four straight.


Stat of the Day: Red Sox catchers are hitting .319 with seven homers and 16 RBIs in the last 19 games.

Song of the Day: “Born in the USA” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The album was released on June 4, 1984.

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