Game 30: Red Sox at Rangers

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (20-9)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava LF
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (1-1, 2.61).

RANGERS (18-11)
Kinsler 2B
Andrus SS
Berkman DH
Beltre 3B
Pierzynski C
Cruz RF
Moreland 1B
Gentry CF
Martin LF
Pitching: RHP Alexi Ogando (2-2, 3.38).

Game time: 8:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN Plus / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Ogando: Ellsbury 0-5, Ortiz 1-4, Carp 1-4, Napoli 0-4, Pedroia 0-4, Drew 2-3, Gomes 0-2, Salty 1-2, Ciriaco 0-1, Nava 0-0, BB.

Rangers vs. Lackey: Beltre 11-56, Pierzynski 10-46, Kinsler 14-32, Cruz 6-24, Andrus 4-22, Murphy 7-16, Moreland 2-7, Berkman 1-3, Gentry 0-1.

Stat of the Day: This will be Lackey’s 37th career start against Texas, his most against any team. Other than Angel Stadium (114) and Fenway Park (45), he has pitched more games at Rangers Ballpark (18) than any other stadium. Lackey was born 165 miles from Rangers Ballpark in Abilene.


Notes: The Sox looked a step behind on Friday night after traveling from Toronto and were beaten, 7-0. They’ll try again tonight with Lackey making his third start. … Lackey is 12-14, 6.16 against Texas in his career, 7-6, 6.68 at Rangers Ballpark. … Lackey has pitched very well in two starts this season (10.1 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 12 K). … Ogando is 1-2, 5.11 in eight career appearances against the Sox, one of them a start in 2011 when he got hit hard (4 IP, 4 ER, 4 HR). … The Sox have lost seven of their last nine games against Texas. … Ortiz has hit safely in all 11 games he has played this season and 23 straight going back to last season.

Song of the Day: “Indian Cowboy” by The Flatlanders.

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