Game 152: Rays at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (87-64)
Ellsbury CF
Aviles 3B
Gonzalez 1B
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Jackson LF
McDonald RF
Saltalamacchia C
Scutaro SS
Pitching: RHP Tim Wakefield (7-6, 5.13)

RAYS (84-67)
Jennings LF
Upton CF
Longoria 3B
Kotchman 1B
Damon DH
Zobrist 2B
Joyce RF
Rodriguez SS
Shoppach C
Pitching: LHP David Price (12-12, 3.40)

Game time: 1:35 p.m.


Notes: The Sox will be glad to be done with the Rays. Tampa Bay is 11-6 against the Sox this season, outscoring them 88-52. The Rays have won seven of the last eight games by a combined score of 49-22 and are 6-2 at Fenway, outscoring the Sox 46-21. … The Sox have dropped 8 of 10 overall and are 4-12 in September. … The Sox are 12-15 in their last 27 home games. … Wakefield is 21-7, 3.71 in 46 career games (35 starts) against the Rays. He started against them June 14, allowing one earned run in seven innings. … Price is 3-1, 2.70 against the Sox this season. He is 6-3, 3.07 in nine career starts against the Sox, 3-0, 1.25 in three starts at Fenway Park. … Gonzalez is 8 of 57 with five RBIs in 17 games against the Rays this season. … Longoria is only 13 of 54 (.241) against the Sox this season but has 13 RBIs. … Youkilis out for the third straight game. Lefthanded hitters are hitting .170/.228/.277 against Price, hence the insertion of McDonald and Jackson into the lineup. Crawford is 0 for 9 against Price and Reddick has never faced him. Jackson is 2 for 3 and McDonald 6 of 19 with two homers.


Stat of the Day: Jarrod Saltalamacchia has thrown out 12 of the last 28 base-stealers against him and 25 of 100 this season. The Rays are 22 of 26 against the Sox this season and may be running a lot with Wakefield on the mound.

Song of the Day: “Desperados Under The Eaves” by Warren Zevon,

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