Game 43 preview: Tigers at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (20-22)TIGERS (26-12)
Pedroia 2BKinsler 2B
Victorino RFHunter RF
Ortiz DHCabrera 1B
Napoli 1BV. Martinez DH
Sizemore LFKelly 3B
Pierzynski CJackson CF
Bogaerts SSJ. Martinez LF
Holt 3BAvila C
Bradley Jr. CFRomine SS
Pitching: RHP Jake Peavy (1-1, 3.94).Pitching: RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-2, 3.13).

Game time: 8:05 p.m.


TV/Radio: ESPN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Sanchez: Victorino 10-49, Ross, 4-15, Herrera -7, Ortiz 4-9, Gomes 1-7, Napoli 3-5, Pedroia 1-4, Capuano 1-5, Bogaerts 1-3

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Tigers vs. Peavy: Cabrera 14-47, Jackson 10-29, Avila 4-22, Hunter 8-18, Davis 0-10, Kelly 1-9, Martinez 3-9, Kinsler 2-7.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox have yet to shut out an opponent this season. They held three team scoreless at this point in the season a year ago.

Notes: After taking the first two games of this three-game series, the Tigers have now won five straight. They own the best record in baseball and lead the AL Central by 6.5 games … The Tigers have a chance to sweep a series at Fenway for the first time since 1983 … The Sox have lost four of their last five after winning six of their previous seven to drop two games below .500. It’s their fourth series loss in eight series at Fenway … The Red Sox have been outhit 17-10 in the series … Anibal Sanchez is scheduled to make his first start since April 26 after landing on the disabled list with a blister on his right (throwing) hand … Peavy, who gave up six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings in Minnesota last week, will try to bounce back against a team he’s had mixed results against. He’s 4-5 lifetime against the Tigers with a 4.83 ERA. The last time he saw them was Game 4 of the ALCS, when he allowed seven runs in three innings … Mike Napoli has reached base in 37 of 39 games this season. His 3 for 4 game Saturday was his fourth of the season and his ninth multi-hit game this year … David Ortiz is on a 10-game hitting streak, tied with Xander Bogaerts for the team’s longest this season … Torii Hunter is 3 for 9 in the series, pushing his career batting average at Fenway to .319.


Song of the Day: “Nighttime Maneuvers,” by Little Brother

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