There’s day baseball on Memorial Day and here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (20-29)||BRAVES (28-21)|
|Holt 3B||Heyward RF|
|Bogaerts SS||B. Upton CF|
|Pedroia 2B||Freeman 1B|
|Ortiz 1B||J. Upton LF|
|Pierzynski C||Johnson 3B|
|Gomes RF||Simmons SS|
|Sizemore LF||Pena 2B|
|Bradley Jr. CF||Laird C|
|Buchholz P||Santana P|
|Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (2-4, 6.32).||Pitching: RHP Ervin Santana (2-4, 4.98).|
Game time: 1:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, ESPN / WEEI.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @peteabe.