You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Game 50 preview: Red Sox at Braves

There’s day baseball on Memorial Day and here are the lineups:

RED SOX (20-29)BRAVES (28-21)
Holt 3BHeyward RF
Bogaerts SSB. Upton CF
Pedroia 2BFreeman 1B
Ortiz 1BJ. Upton LF
Pierzynski CJohnson 3B
Gomes RFSimmons SS
Sizemore LFPena 2B
Bradley Jr. CFLaird C
Buchholz PSantana P
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (2-4, 6.32).Pitching: RHP Ervin Santana (2-4, 4.98).

Game time: 1:10 p.m.

Continue reading below


Red Sox vs. Santana: Ortiz 12-34, Pierzynski 9-37, Pedroia 5-29, Carp 5-20, Sizemore 5-21, Gomes 3-18, Nava 2-11, Herrera 0-3, Holt 0-2, Ross 0-1.

Braves vs. Buchholz: B.J. Upton 7-26, Laird 1-7, Doumit 1-5, J. Upton 1-3, Pena 1-2.

Continue reading it below

Stat of the Day: Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz are 12 of 75 (.160) in the 10-game losing streak with one RBI.

Notes: The Sox have lost 10 straight and 11 of 12. Only the Diamondbacks (20-32), Cubs (18-30) and Astros (19-32) are worse. The Sox have not lost 11 straight since 1994. … The Sox are 2-3 in interleague games this season and 25-28 against the Braves. The teams, once designated as “interleague rivals” are meeting for the first time since 2012 and for the first time in Atlanta since 2009. … Buchholz is facing the Braves for the first time in his career. He is 4-0, 4.40 in six career interleague starts. Buchholz has allowed 13 earned runs on 29 hits over 15 innings in his last three starts. His 6.32 ERA is 125th among 126 qualifiers this season. Only Minnesota’s Kevin Correia (6.52) is higher. … Santana is 4-3, 4.50 in 13 career starts against the Sox, 1-0, 6.75 in two starts last season.

Song of the Day: “Memorial Day” by Dropkick Murphys.

Peter Abraham can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @peteabe.
Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of