Game 60: Nationals at Red Sox

Good morning. Here’s a preview of the game:

RED SOX (29-30)
Nava LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Sweeney RF
Podsednik CF
Punto SS
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (3-4, 4.64),

Espinosa 2B
Nady RF
Zimmerman 3B
Morse DH
LaRoche 1B
Desmond SS
Moore LF
Flores C
Bernadina CF
Pitching: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (3-5, 2.82)

Game time: 1:35 p.m.


Nationals vs. Lester: Nady 0-8, Zimmerman 1-6, LaRoche 0-5, Ankiel 0-3.

Red Sox vs. Zimmermann: Ortiz 0-2, Pedroia 0-3, Punto 1-3, Youkilis 0-1.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 1-4 on their homestand with one game left and are 14-18 at Fenway Park this season.


Notes: The Sox have dropped five of their last six games and are now five games out of first. … The Sox leave after the game for Miami and the start of a six-game road trip. … Lester is 2-0, 3.00 in two career starts against the Nationals. He last faced them in 2009. … Lester has lasted only 22.2 innings in his last four starts and has allowed 17 earned runs. The Sox are 5-7 in the games he has started. … Zimmermann faced the Sox once, in 2009, and allowed one run over seven innings. … Saltalamacchia is 10 of 25 with seven RBIs in his last seven games at Fenway. He has 10 RBIs in his last 12 games overall. … Aviles leads the Red Sox with seven steals. Nobody else has more than three. … Pedroia is 2 of his last 20.

Song of the Day: “Summer Days” by Bob Dylan.

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