Game 137: Rangers at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (83-53)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Lowrie SS
Crawford LF
Varitek C
McDonald RF
Pitching: LHP Andrew Miller (6-1, 4.42)

RANGERS (78-60)
Kinsler 2B
Andrus SS
Hamilton LF
Young 1B
Beltre 3B
Napoli C
Torrealba DH
Murphy RF
Gentry CF
Pitching: LHP Derek Holland (12-5, 4.30)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.


Notes: The Yankees are gone and the Rangers arrive for three games. The Sox are 3-4 against Texas this season, losing the first four games before taking three in a row at Rangers Ballpark from Aug. 23-25 by a combined score of 30-7. … The Sox are 3-3 on their homestand. … Ortiz has hit safely in 15 straight at 28 of 56 with 14 extra-base hits and 16 RBIs. … Miller faced the Rangers on Aug 25 and threw 6.1 scoreless innings, allowing three hits with two walks and six strikeouts. … Tonight is slated to be the 700th consecutive sellout at Fenway Park dating back to May 15, 2003. … This note from the Red Sox: Pedroia leads the majors with a .389 batting average against lefthanders while Jed Lowrie is third among players with at least 100 plate appearances against lefties with a .354 mark, trailing only Pedroia and Michael Young (.358). … Holland is facing the Sox for the first time since Aug. 15, 2009 when he allowed two runs on seven hits over 6.2 innings.


Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 6-7 in their last 13 home games.

Song of the Day: “Nine Bullets” by Drive By Truckers.

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