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    Game 53 preview: Braves at Red Sox

    Here are the lineups:

    RED SOX (23-29)BRAVES (28-24)
    Holt 3BHeyward RF
    Bogaerts SSB.J. Upton CF
    Pedroia 2BFreeman 1B
    Pierzynski DHJ. Upton LF
    Gomes LFGattis C
    Sizemore RFJohnson 3B
    Lavarnway 1BDoumit DH
    Ross CLa Stella 2B
    Bradley Jr. CFSimmons SS
    Pitching: RHP Jake Peavy (1-2, 4.65).Pitching: LHP Mike Minor (2-3, 3.90).

    Game time: 7:10 p.m.

    TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI.


    Red Sox vs. Minor: Nava 1-3, Pedroia 1-2, Gomes 1-2.

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    Braves vs. Peavy: Uggla 3-14, Doumit 3-15, B.J. Upton 2-8, J. Upton 6-9, Freeman 0-2, Gattis 1-3, Johnson 0-3, Laird 0-2, Simmons 0-2.

    Stat of the Day: In 94 games for the Red Sox, Koji Uehara has struck out 132 and walked 12. His ERA is 1.04 and his WHIP is 0.63.

    Hot Sox: Xander Bogaerts is 17 of 43 (.395) with seven extra-base hits and six RBIs in the last 11 games. … A.J. Pierzynski has hit in seven straight at 12 of 31 (.387) with three extra-base hits and five RBIs. … Jackie Bradley Jr. is 4 of his last 8 with three RBIs in the last two games. … Grady Sizemore is 6 of 15 with four extra-base hits in his last four games. He has walked twice, scored a run and driven in a run in that stretch. … Burke Badenhop has not allowed an earned run over a span of 20.1 innings going back to April 18.

    Notes: The Sox have won three straight, their longest streak of the season. This is the fourth of four straight games against the Braves. … The Sox are 29-28 against the Braves, winning 18 of the last 24 games, including the last five. … The Sox are 5-3 in interleague games. … Peavy is 3-4, 3.86 in eight career starts against the Braves. He faced them last July 20 while a member of the White Sox and allowed two earned runs over seven innings. Peavy has struggled in his last three starts, giving up 16 earned runs on 28 hits over 16.1 innings. His ERA has climbed from 3.09 to 4.65. … Minor has faced the Sox once in his career, on June 24, 2012 at Fenway Park. He allowed seven runs (four earned) over 4.2 innings and took the loss in a game the Sox won, 9-4. … The Sox bullpen has thrown 11.2 scoreless innings in the last three games, allowing seven hits and three walks with 10 strikeouts. … Utility infielder Jonathan Herrera has 11 plate appearances over the last 27 games. He has started two games since April 27. … The Sox have hit .298 as a team and scored 18 runs in the win streak.


    Song of the Day: “Positively Fourth Street” by Bob Dylan.

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