Game 19: Athletics at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (12-6)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava LF
Middlebrooks 3B
Saltalamacchia C
Drew SS
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (1-0, 4.50).

Crisp CF
Young LF
Moss 1B
Lowrie SS
Norris C
Donaldson 3B
Reddick RF
Freiman DH
Parrino 2B
Pitching: RHP A.J. Griffin (2-0, 2.25).

Game time: 6:35 p.m.


Red Sox vs. Griffin: Salty 2-6, Napoli 0-4, Ellsbury 0-3, Nava 0-3, Ortiz 1-2, Pedroia 1-3, Ciriaco 0-2.

Athletics vs. Doubront: Reddick 0-3, Jaso 1-3, Crisp 2-2, Norris 1-2.

Stat of the Day: The Sox were 1-8 against the Athletics last season, getting outscored, 60-26.

Notes: The Sox are tied with the Rangers for the best record in the league with Oakland a half-game behind. But the Sox have lost two straight and the A’s three straight. … Doubront is 0-2, 12.86 in two starts against the A’s, both coming last season. He allowed 10 earned runs on 12 hits over seven innings but did strike out 14. … Griffin was 1-0, 2.08 in two starts against the Red Sox, both coming last year. Oakland is 3-0 in his starts this season. … Ellsbury has a 11-game hitting streak. He is 15 of 49 (.306) in those 11 games with 11 runs scored and four extra-base hits. … Napoli has 20 RBIs in 18 games and 13 in the last 10. … Pedroia has reached safely via hit or walk in all 18 games. … Ortiz has a 14-game hitting streak dating back to July 2. … Middlebrooks is 4 for 43 (.093) in his last 11 game with one RBI. … Drew is 3 for 30 since coming off the disabled list. … Andrew Miller has allowed four hits and six walks in four innings of work. … Ex-Sox update: Lowrie is raking with Oakland (.382/.462/.632) while Josh Reddick is struggling (.113/.226/.208).


Song of the Day: “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by Bob Dylan.

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