Game 72: Padres at Red Sox

Here are the lineups for Gonzapalooza:

RED SOX (43-28)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
McDonald LF
Scutaro SS
Varitek C
Cameron RF

Pitching: LHP Andrew Miller (season debut)

PADRES (30-43)
Denorfia RF
Bartlett SS
Headley 3B
Ludwick LF
Guzman DH
Hudson 2B
Maybin CF
Rizzo 1B
Hundley C

Pitching: LHP Wade LeBlanc (0-2, 4.26)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.


Notes: The Sox have won 13 of their last 15. … The Padres have dropped five straight and eight of nine. … The Sox are 6-3 against the Padres. … Miller was 3-3 with a 2.47 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) for Class AAA Pawtucket. He allowed 42 hits over 65.2 innings with 35 walks and 61 strikeouts. Miller is 1-1, 4.91 in two career starts against the Padres. He last faced them in 2008. … LeBlanc is making this third start of the season. The 26-year-old is facing the Red Sox for the first time in his career. LeBlanc has never faced any of the Red Sox hitters. … Kevin Youkilis has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games with 14 RBIs. … Marco Scutaro is 20 of 51 (.392) in his last 14 games with six extra-base hits and six RBIs. … Anthony Rizzo, one of the players traded for Gonzalez, is 4 of 27 since being called up with one homer and one RBI. He is 1 for 20 in his last seven games with 8 strikeouts and a GIDP.


Padres against Miller: Bartlett 4-9, Hudson 2-7, Ludwick 2-7, Hawpe 0-1, Headley 2-3, Hundley 0-1.

Stat of the Day: Dustin Pedroia is 22 of 60 (.367) with nine extra-base hits and 14 RBIs in 15 games this month

Song of the Day: “I Get Around” by The Beach Boys.

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