Game 159: Red Sox at Rockies

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (95-63)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz 1B
Nava LF
Saltalamacchia C
Drew SS
Middlebrooks 3B
Pitching: RHP Jake Peavy (11-5, 4.02).

ROCKIES (72-86)
Blackmon CF
Rutledge 2B
Tulowitzki SS
Cuddyer RF
Helton RF
Arenado 3B
Dickerson LF
Torrealba C
Pitching: RHP Jhoulys Chacin (14-9, 3.21).

Game time: 8:40 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Chacin: Drew 5-15, Gomes 1-5, Victorino 1-7, McDonald 0-6, Napoli 1-2, Nava 1-3, Pedroia 0-1.

Rockies vs. Peavy: Helton 16-46 (3 HR), Torrealba 7-29, Tulowitzki 7-20, Cuddyer 4-11, Blackmon 0-2, Gonzalez 0-3, Herrera 2-3.

Stat of the Day: Todd Helton has 2,515 hits, 591 doubles, 368 home runs and a .316 batting average. The only other player in history to reach those levels is Stan Musial. Helton is playing final home game with the Rockies tonight after 17 seasons with the team.


Notes: The Sox finish a brief two-game series tonight. The Rockies are skipping the ineffective Roy Oswalt (0-6, 7.71) and using Chacin on regular rest. Chacin has faced the Red Sox once in his career, on June 22, 2010 at Coors Field. He threw 6.2 scoreless innings. … Peavy is 4-6, 3.92 in 18 career starts against the Rockies. He last faced them on June 30, 2011. Peavy is 3-1, 3.68 in nine starts against the Sox. The Sox are 4-5 in those games. … The Sox are 13-6 in interleague games, outscoring the NL teams 103-49. That includes a 2-1 record against the Rockies. … Red Sox pitchers are 0 for 23 with 11 strikeouts this season. … Ellsbury is back in the lineup for the first time since Sept. 5. He missed 16 games recovering from a fractured bone in his right foot. … The Sox are 20 of 94 (.213) in the last three games with 10 runs scored, two walks and 27 strikeouts.

Song of the Day: “The Distance” by Cake.

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