Good afternoon. Here’s a preview of Game 1 of the Red Sox’ fourth straight interleague series.
RED SOX (33-33)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (7-2, 5.38)
Pitching: LHP Mark Buehrle (5-7, 3.41)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Marlins vs. Buchholz: Buck 0-7, Cousins 0-0, Dobbs 0-0, Hayes 0-0, Infante 1-2, Kearns 1-5, Morrison 1-3, Ramirez 1-3, Reyes 2-3, Ruggiano 0-0, Sanchez 0-3, Solano 0-0, Stanton 0-3.
Red Sox vs. Buehrle: Aviles 9-34, Gonzalez 1-5, Kalish 2-6, McDonald 7-13, Middlebrooks 1-3, Nava 0-0, Ortiz 20-58, Pedroia 6-19, Podsednik 4-14, Punto 14-50, Saltalamacchia 0-3, Shoppach 7-16, Youkilis 3-17.
Stat of the Day: Buchholz has a 1.13 ERA in his last three starts, all wins.
Notes: Outfielder Cody Ross is back in the lineup after going on the disabled list May 22 because of a fractured bone in his left foot … This game is a rematch of a June 12 game in Miami when Buchholz and the Red Sox defeated Buehrle and the Marlins, 2-1. Boston had five hits … The Red Sox took two of three games in the first series against the Marlins … David Ortiz leads the American League with 37 extra-base hits and is second to Joey Votto of the Reds in all of MLB … The Red Sox have scored 330 runs and allowed 303 this season … The Red Sox trail the Yankees by 8 games in the AL East, their largest deficit of the season … Righthanded hitters are batting .145 vs. Buchholz since May 16.