Game 29: Red Sox at Rangers

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (20-8)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Gomes LF
Middlebrooks 3B
Saltalamacchia C
Ciriaco SS
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (3-0, 4.24).

RANGERS (17-11)
Kinsler 2B
Andrus SS
Berkman DH
Beltre 3B
Cruz RF
Pierzynski C
Baker LF
Moreland 1B
Gentry CF
Pitching: LHP Derek Holland (1-2, 3.38).

Game time: 8:05 p.m.

TV/radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Holland: Ellsbury 3-11, Pedroia 2-14, Ortiz 2-8, Napoli 3-6, Carp 1-4, Gomes 0-5, Ciriaco 2-4, Drew 1-3, Middlebrooks 2-3.

Rangers vs. Doubront: Andrus 1-6, Kinsler 3-5, Cruz 2-4, Pierzynski 1-4, Beltre 1-3, Murphy 0-2, Gentry 1-2, Moreland 1-2, Berkman 0-1.


Stat of the Day: The Sox are 12-25 against the Rangers the last four seasons, 6-13 at Rangers Ballpark.

Notes: The Sox have won two straight and 8 of 10. They have the best record in baseball … The Sox are second in the AL with 148 runs (the Athletics have 162) and third in runs allowed with 99 (the Rangers have allowed 94 and the Royals 98) … Doubront is 0-2, 10.32, in five career appearances against Texas, two of them starts. He faced the Rangers once last season, on July 23, and allowed six runs over five innings … Holland is 4-1, 3.00, in five starts against the Sox, 2-0, 3.07, in two last season … Three Red Sox — Ryan Dempster, Mike Napoli, and Koji Uehara — played for the Rangers last season … Shane Victorino missed the last seven games with a lower back injury and nine of the last 12 … David Ortiz has hit safely in all 10 games he has played this season at 19 for 39 with 10 extra-base hits and 15 RBIs. He has a 22-game hitting streak dating back to last season … The Sox are 9-3 on the road.

Song of the Day: “Dallas” by Joe Ely.

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