Game 71: Braves at Red Sox

Here’s a preview of the game tonight:

RED SOX (36-34)
Nava LF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Saltalamacchia C
Gonzalez 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Ross RF
Kalish CF
Aviles SS
Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (0-1, 3.14)

BRAVES (38-32)
Bourn CF
Prado LF
McCann DH
Uggla 2B
Freeman 1B
Jones 3B
Heyward RF
Ross C
Simmons SS
Pitching: RHP Randall Delgado (4-7, 4.12)

Game time: 7:15 p.m.

TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI

Red Sox vs. Delgado: Ross 1-3, HR.

Braves vs. Morales: Bourn 1-3, Prado 1-2, Uggla 0-3, Wilson 2-3, Jones 0-2, McCann 0-1, Heyward 1-1.

Stat of the Day: Morales has a 4.97 earned run average at home (12.2 innings) and a 1.69 earned run average on the road (16 innings).


Notes: Morales is making his second start following an impressive performance against the Cubs on Sunday (5 IP, 4 H 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K). Morales has allowed two runs on six hits in his last 12.1 innings with no walks and 16 strikeouts. … Delgado, a 22-year-old fron Panama, is making his 21st career start, his first against the Sox. … Nava is 19 of 44 (.432) this month including 14 of 39 (.359) when hitting leadoff. … Middlebrooks is 7 of 10 with four runs, two doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs in his last five games. … The Braves have won three straight. … The Sox have won five of six and seven of nine. They are 9-7 in interleague play with two games left.

Song of the Day: “It’s All Over Now” by The Rolling Stones.

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