Here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (16-17)||REDS (15-17)|
|Pedroia 2B||Schumaker CF|
|Victorino RF||Votto 1B|
|Ortiz DH||Phillips 2B|
|Napoli RF||Frazier 3B|
|Sizemore LF||Pena C|
|Pierzynski C||Ludwick DH|
|Bradley Jr. CF||Bernadina RF|
|Middlebrooks 3B||Heisey LF|
|Herrera SS||Cozart SS|
|Pitching: RHP Jake Peavy (1-1, 2.87).||Pitching: RHP Mike Leake (2-2, 3.82).|
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Leake: Victorino 4-10, Pierzynski 0-3, Sizemore 1-3.
Reds vs. Peavy: Phillips 3-19, Santiago 2-13, Pena 2-8, Schumaker 2-7, Bernadina 1-5, Ludwick 0-4, Votto 1-1.
Stat of the Day: The Red Sox lead the interleague series 6-1, outscoring the Reds 43-14.
Reliever trends: Burke Badenhop has 10.1 scoreless innings in his last seven games. … Junichi Tazawa has allowed five runs on eight hits over his four innings (four games). … Koji Uehara’s last nine games: 8.2 innings, 10 hits, two runs, 3 walks, 12 strikeouts.
Hot hitters: Dustin Pedroia is 9 of his last 25 (six games) with five extra-base hits, six runs and four RBIs. … Grady Sizemore is 9 of his last 30 (eight games) with four extra-base hits and six RBI. … Mike Napoli has reached in 27 consecutive games and 29 of the 30 games he has played this season. He has a .415 on-base percentage.
Other notes: The Red Sox are 4-3 on a homestand that ends tonight. A six-game road trip starts Friday in Texas. … The Sox haven’t been .500 since they were 2-2 on April 4. … Peavy is 6-0 with a 2.14 ERA in 10 career starts against the Reds. He is facing them for the first time since May 17, 2009 when he was with the Padres. … Leake is facing the Red Sox for the first time in his career. He is 3-3, 2.78 in 12 interleague games. Leake held the Brewers to two runs over eight innings in his last start. … Sox pitchers have allowed nine earned runs over their last 40 innings. … The Sox are 12-1 when leading after six innings. … Will Middlebrooks is 4 of 24 on the homestand with one extra-base hit and one RBI. … The Sox are 16 of 72 (.222) with runners in scoring position on the homestand.
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