Game 134: Red Sox at Athletics

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

RED SOX (62-71)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Podsednik LF
Ross RF
Loney 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Aviles SS
Lavarnway DH
Ciriaco 3B
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (10-6, 4.79)

ATHLETICS (74-57)
Crisp CF
Gomes DH
Reddick RF
Cespedes LF
Carter 1B
Inge 3B
Norris C
Hicks SS
Rosales 2B
Pitching: RHP A.J. Griffin (3-0, 2.42)

Game time: 9:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Red Sox vs. Griffin: Gomes 1-3, Kalish 0-3, Salty 1-3, Aviles 0-2, Ross 0-2.

Athletics vs. Doubront: Cespedes 1-2, Gomes 0-2, Pennington 1-2, Reddick 0-1.

Stat of the Day: The Sox are 7-20 against teams from the AL West this season. They have been outscored 157-105.

Notes: The Sox have lost four straight and nine of 12. They are 21-34 since July 1. … Oakland has won seven straight. The A’s are 6-1 against the Sox this season, winning six in a row. They haven’t done that since 1969. … Doubront is 0-2, 7.01 in his last five starts. … Griffin is coming off the DL to make the start. He last pitched Aug. 4. The 24-year-old rookie faced the Sox on July 4 and allowed two runs on four hits over six innings. … Pedroia has hits safely in 11 straight and 24 of 25. … Loney has hit safely in all six games he has played for the Sox. … Four former Red Sox — Reddick, Crisp, Kottaras and Moss — are 27-69 (.391) with five doubles, a triple, nine homers and 27 RBIs for the Athletics against the Red Sox in this season. … Sox starters are 45-53, 5.00. … The Sox have been outscored 41-12 on the road trip so far.

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Song of the Day: “Something Is Not Right With Me” by Cold War Kids.