Game 49: Tigers at Red Sox

Good afternoon. Here is a look at today’s game and lineups:

RED SOX (24-24)
Nava LF
Sweeney RF
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 3B
Saltalamacchia C
Aviles SS
Podsednik CF
Punto 2B
Pitching: RHP Daniel Bard (4-5, 4.69)

TIGERS (23-25)
Berry CF
Dirks LF
Cabrera 3B
Fielder 1B
Boesch DH
Peralta SS
Avila C
Santiago 2B
Kelly RF
Pitching: RHP Justin Verlander (5-2, 2.15)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.


Red Sox vs. Verlander: Aviles 3-13, Byrd 5-11, Gonzalez 1-9, Middlebrooks 0-0, Nava 0-0, Ortiz 6-21, Pedroia 0-13, Podsednik 5-31, Punto 4-26, Saltalamacchia 0-9, Shoppach 4-18, Youkilis 6-23.

Tigers vs. Bard: Avila 0-0, Berry 0-0, Boesch 1-3, Cabrera 1-5, Dirks 0-1, Fielder 0-0, Jackson 0-1, Kelly 0-0, Laird 0-0, Peralta 1-5, Santiago 0-1, Worth 0-0, Young 1-2.


Notes: Yesterday’s 7-4 win over the Tigers snapped Detroit’s four-game winning streak against the Red Sox, including a three-game sweep to open the season. The Red Sox have now won 12 of their last 17 games since May 11, a stretch that is tied for the best in baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox … Adrian Gonzalez is one home run away from his 200th career bomb … Between Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Kelly Shoppach, the Red Sox lead all catchers in slugging percentage (.561) and a major league best 27 extra base hits … The Red Sox will honor “Breaking Barriers” essay contest winner Chava Sosis, a sixth grader from Providence. Participants were asked to write about obstacles they faced and how they used the values of Jackie Robinson.

Stat of the day: The Red Sox have outscored opponents 88-57 since May 11.

Song of the Day: “What Dreams Are Made Of” by Pusha T.

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