Game 82: Red Sox at Athletics

Happy Fourth of July. Here’s a preview of the game:

RED SOX (42-39)
Nava LF
Kalish CF
Ortiz DH
Saltalamacchia C
Gonzalez 1B
Gomez 3B
Ross RF
Aviles SS
Punto 2B
Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (2-1, 4.32)

Crisp CF
Weeks 2B
Reddick RF
Cespedes LF
Smith DH
Moss 1B
Norris C
Inge 3B
Pennington SS
Pitching: RHP A.J. Griffin (0-0, 1.50), 4:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI

Game time: 4:05 p.m.

Athletics vs. Cook: Gomes 7-14, Suzuki 2-4, Crisp 1-3, Moss 1-1.

Red Sox vs. Griffin: No history.

Stat of the Day: The Sox are 1-4 against Oakland this season and have lost 19 of their last 26 games at Oakland Coliseum.

Notes: The Sox are 2-4 on a road trip that ends today. They have scored 12 runs in 57 innings in the six games on the trip, hitting 45 of 209 (.215), 4 for 41 (.097) with runners in scoring position. The Sox have four doubles in the six games. This by a team that is leading the majors in doubles. … Sox pitchers have a 2.30 ERA on the trip. … Cook has been brilliant in his last two starts, allowing two earned runs over 14 innings. He threw a two-hit shutout against Seattle in his last start. Cook is 1-0, 1.13 in two career starts against Oakland. But the last was in 2009. … Griffin is a 24-year-old rookie who was a 2010 draft pick out of the University of San Diego. He has gone six innings in each of his first two starts since being called up. His impressive line: 12 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K. … Ortiz has gone 21 at-bats since hitting his 399th homer. … Gonzalez has hit safely in 14 straight games at 21 of 59 (.356).


Song of the Day: “I Am a Patriot (And the River Opens for the Righteous)” by Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul.

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