Game 97: Red Sox at Athletics

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (58-38)
Ellsbury CF
Nava RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Gomes LF
Carp 1B
Lavarnway C
Holt 3B
Iglesias SS
Pitching: RHP Brandon Workman (0-0, 13.50).

ATHLETICS (55-29)
Crisp CF
Jaso C
Donaldson 3B
Lowrie SS
Cespedes LF
Reddick RF
Moss 1B
Smith DH
Sogard 2B
Pitching: RHP Bartolo Colon (12-3, 2.69).

Game time: 4:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Colon: Ortiz 7-48, Gomes 6-15, Salty 4-15, Pedroia 2-13, Ellsbury 2-9, Napoli 3-11, Nava 1-5, Victorino 1-5.

Athletics vs. Workman: No history.

Stat of the Day: The Sox have been in first place at the All-Streak in five of the last seven years (2007, ’08, 09, ’11 and ’13). They finished in first place in 2007.

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Notes: The Red Sox will split up for the four-day All-Star break after the game. They start the day with a 3.5-game lead in the division. … Workman, a 24-year-old rookie, pitched two innings of relief against Seattle in his major league debut on Wednesday, giving up three runs. Workman was 8-2, 3.21 in 17 games (16 starts) with Double A Portland and Triple A Pawtucket. … Colon, 40, faced the Sox in a rain-shortened game at Fenway on April 23 and threw a seven-inning shutout. He is 9-11, 3.82 in 27 career appearances against the Red Sox. … The Sox are 19-9 in day games, the best record in the majors. … Victorino is 8 of 27 on the trip and 26 of his last 82. He has reached safely in 16 of his last 20 games. … Since he became closer, Koji Uehera’s line is impressive: 10.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 16 K. … Holt, a rookie, has a six-game hit streak. … Iglesias is 8 of 35 (.229) on the road trip. … The Sox are 27-22 on the road.

Song of the Day: “Breakaway” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

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