Game 88: Red Sox at Angels

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (53-34)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Napoli DH
Gomes LF
Nava 1B
Snyder 3B
Saltalamacchia C
Iglesias SS
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (4-3, 4.22).

ANGELS (41-44)
Shuck LF
Trout CF
Pujols DH
Trumbo 1B
Kendrick 2B
Hamilton RF
Callaspo 3B
Iannetta C
Aybar SS
Pitching: LHP C.J. Wilson (8-5, 3.63).

Game time: 10:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Wilson: Napoli 6-25, Pedroia 8-17, Gomes 5-15, Ortiz 2-16, Ellsbury 3-10, Lavarnway 0-8, Saltalamacchia 0-6, Drew 2-6, Nava 1-3, Iglesias 0-5, Carp 1-4, Victorino 1-3, Snyder 1-2.

Angels vs. Doubront: Hamilton 4-9, Aybar 1-4, Callaspo 1-4, Iannetta 0-3, Kendrick 1-3, Pujols 1-2, Trout 1-3, Trumbo 0-3, Sheck 0-1.

Stat of the Day: Iglesias is now a career a career .316 hitter with a .792 OPS.


Notes: The Sox have won eight of nine, as have the Angels. … The Sox have won four straight and start the day with a 4.5 game lead in the East. This is the first game of a 10-day road trip. The Sox go from here to Seattle and Oakland. … The Sox took two of three from the Angels at Fenway in early June. … Doubront faced the Angels on June 8 and allowed three runs over six innings in a loss. This will be his first time pitching at Angel Stadium. … Wilson had a rough start against the Sox on June 8, giving up four runs (three earned) on eight hits over five innings. He is 4-0, 2.42 in four starts since. Wilson is 5-2, 2.85 in 20 career appearances against the Sox, eight of them starts. … Sox pitching allowed three earned runs over 27 innings against the Padres in their sweep. … Ellsbury has hit safely in 14 straight games at 25 of 59 (.424) with six extra-base hits and eight RBIs. … Pedroia is 18 of his last 38 with eight RBIs. That has boosted his batting average from .305 to .325. … Lavarnway is 5 of 14 since getting called up. … Gomes is 7 of his last 14 with four extra-base hits and three RBIs. … The Angels are 296-275 the last four seasons and haven’t made the playoffs since 2009. The Sox are 301-272 in that same span and also haven’t made the playoffs since 2009.


Song of the Day: “The Only Place” by Best Coast.

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