Game 34 preview: Reds at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (16-17)REDS (15-17)
Pedroia 2BSchumaker CF
Victorino RFVotto 1B
Ortiz DHPhillips 2B
Napoli RFFrazier 3B
Sizemore LFPena C
Pierzynski CLudwick DH
Bradley Jr. CFBernadina RF
Middlebrooks 3BHeisey LF
Herrera SSCozart 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.

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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.

Song of the Day: “Evenflow” by Pearl Jam.

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