Game 53: Phillies at Red Sox

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (32-20)
Ellsbury CF
Gomes LF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava RF
Ross C
Drew SS
Iglesias 3B
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (2-5, 4.69).

PHILLIES (24-27)
Revere CF
Young 3B
Rollins SS
Howard 1B
Young DH
Brown LF
Mayberry RF
Galvis 2B
Pitching: LHP Cliff Lee (5-2, 2.48).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Lee: Gomes 2-29, Ortiz 6-29, Napoli 5-16, Pedroia 5-18, Ellsbury 1-12, Ross 3-11, Drew 1-9, Salty 2-6, Ciriaco 2-4, Nava 0-2, Dempster 0-1.

Phillies vs. Dempster: Rollins 11-42, Quintero 3-21, Howard 5-14, Revere 1-6, Nix 0-6, Lee 1-3, Brown 0-1, Martinez 2-2, Frandsen 0-1.

Stat of the Day: Via the Red Sox: Monday marked the fifth time an opposing starter has gone 2.1 innings or less against the Red Sox this season. That is tied with Tampa Bay for the most such opponent starts in baseball.


Notes: The Sox are 4-1 on a homestand that ends today. They face the Phillies in Philadelphia on Wednesday and Thursday. … The Sox are 22-9 against the Phillies since 2004 and 30-20 overall. … Dempster had a 2.93 earned run average and a 1.09 WHIP in his first seven starts. He has a 10.66 ERA and a 2.45 WHIP in his three starts since. … Pedroia is 39 of 101 (.386) at Fenway Park, 18 of his last 38 (.474) in the last 10 games with eight RBIs. … Lee is one of the few high-priced Phillies performing to expectations this season. He is 3-5, 3.81 against the Red Sox in 12 career starts. He faced the Sox last May 20 and allowed five runs on nine hits over seven innings in a game Boston won, 5-1. Lee attended Meridian Community College in Meridian, Miss. Astute Red Sox fans will recall that Meridian is the hometown of one Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd. … Micheal Young is hitless in his last 21 at-bats for the Phillies.

Song of the Day: “Stagger Lee” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

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