Game 131: Red Sox at Dodgers

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (75-55)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Napoli 1B
Gomes LF
Drew SS
Middlebrooks 3B
Ross C
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (11-7, 4.09).

DODGERS (76-52)
Puig RF
M. Ellis 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
A. Ellis C
Ethier CF
Uribe 3B
Hairston LF
Pitching: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-4, 2.95).

Game time: 4:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Ryu: No history.

Dodgers vs. Lester: Crawford 9-40, M. Ellis 2-12, Punto 3-12, Ramirez 2-6, Uribe 2-5, Hairston 1-3.

Stat of the Day: It’s some kind of amazing run the Dodgers are on. They have won 55 of their last 65 games and are 29-5 since the All-Star break including 18-3 in August. The Dodgers are 10.5 games up in the NL West, their largest lead in the division since they finished the 1977 season with a 10-game lead. Oh, and they’ve won four straight.


Notes: Ryu is a 26-year-old from Korea who has started 24 games for the Dodgers. He is 5-1, 2.54 in six starts since the break and 2-1, 4.10 in four starts against American League teams. … Lester has a 1.25 ERA in his last three starts and a 2.76 in his last seven. He is facing the Dodgers for the first time in his career. Lester is 12-5, 3.14 in 24 interleague starts. He also is 0 for 28 as a hitter. … The Sox are 1-3 on their road trip. They have lost six of nine and nine of their last 14. The Sox are 17-18 since July 13. … The Sox are 0-4 at Dodger Stadium in their history. … Ortiz is 1 for 13 with one RBI when playing first base this season. … Napoli has not played in five of the last eight games and has seven at-bats since Aug. 15. He is hitting .206 since July 1, .146 since Aug. 1 and .087 since Aug. 10. … The Sox are 11-5 in interleague games. … Puig is 5 of his last 35 (.139) with two RBIs over nine games. … The Sox haven’t won a game without scoring at least four runs since July 3 when they beat the Padres 2-1.

Song of the Day: “L.A. Blues” by The Stooges.

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