Games 28-29 preview: Rays at Red Sox

Ready for a long day of baseball? Here is the info on the day/night doubleheader:


RED SOX (13-14)RAYS (11-16)
Pedroia 2BZobrist 2B
Victorino RFJennings CF
Ortiz DHJoyce LF
Napoli 1BLongoria 3B
Gomes LFLoney 1B
Bogaerts SSMyers RF
Middlebrooks 3BDeJesus DH
Ross CEscobar SS
Bradley Jr. CFMolina C
Pitching: RHP Jake Peavy (1-0, 2.87).Pitching: LHP Cesar Ramos (1-1, 3.38).

Game time: 1:10 p.m.

TV/radio: NESN / WEEI.


Red Sox vs. Ramos: Ortiz 1-8, Pierzynski 2-6, Gomes 0-4, Middlebrooks 0-4, Napoli 1-2, Pedroia 0-3, Victorino 1-2, Sizemore 0-2, Herrera 0-1.

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Rays vs. Peavy: Loney 10-33, DeJesus 4-25, Longoria 3-17, Escobar 3-12, Joyce 1-8, Jennings 1-8, Molina 0-6, Myers 2-5, Rodriguez 2-4, Hanigan 1-3.


Pedroia 2BForsythe 2B
Victorino RFJennings CF
Ortiz DHLongoria 3B
Napoli 1BMyers RF
Sizemore LFRodriguez LF
Bogaerts SSLoney 1B
Pierzynski CGuyer DH
Middlebrooks 3BEscobar SS
Bradley Jr. CFHanigan C
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (1-3, 6.00).Rays starter: RHP Chris Archer (2-1, 4.11).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Archer: Pedroia 1-7, Napoli 0-5, Ortiz 2-5, Middlebrooks 0-2, Victorino 2-4, Pierzynski 1-3, Carp 1-2, Gomes 0-1.


Rays vs. Doubront: Zobrist 5-20, Escobar 6-20, Longoria 6-17, Jennings 4-16, Rodriguez 4-19, Loney 2-11, Myers 3-8, Molina 1-2, Joyce 1-43.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox have won 13 of 20 games against the Rays since the start of last season.

Notes: The Sox haven’t been .500 since April 4. … They also start the day only 2.5 games out of first place. … Peavy is 1-2, 3.00 in three regular-season starts against the Rays, the last coming in 2012. He also faced them in Game 4 of the Division Series last season and allowed one run on five hits over 5.2 innings. … Ramos is making his seventh career start, the fourth this season. The career reliever is 0-1, 2.35 in 13 career appearances against the Red Sox. He faced the Red Sox four times last season and allowed two unearned runs on two hits over eight innings. … Doubront has been unreliable so far this season, posting a lofty 1.71 WHIP and twice failing to get through three innings in his five starts. Doubront is 2-3, 3.24 in 11 career appearances against the Rays, 0-2, 2.55 in four starts last season. … Archer is 1-2, 5.27 in three starts against the Red Sox, 0-2, 5.19 last season. … Mike Napoli has reached base in 22 consecutive games. … Will Middlebrooks is 4 for 14 with three extra-base hits and four RBIs since returning from the disabled list. … Jackie Bradley is 6 of his last 15 with five extra-base hits and four RBIs. That has raised his batting average from .206 to .244. He is 11 of 26 with runners in scoring position and his nine extra-base hits are the most for a Red Sox rookie in April since Shea Hillenbrand had 12 in 2001. … The bullpen has allowed 13 earned runs on 22 hits in its last 12.1 innings. … Red Sox starters have a 2.10 ERA in the last four games A.J. Pierzynski has caught. … Dustin Pedroia is sitting on 99 homers and 499 RBIs. … David Ortiz is fifth among active players with 436 home runs. … The Rays have lost six of seven.

Song of the Day: “Don’t Think Twice” by Susan Tedeschi.

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