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Game 83: Cubs at Red Sox

Here are the lineups for the first game of an interleague series at Fenway Park.

RED SOX (38-44)CUBS (34-46)
Holt RFCoghlan LF
Nava LFSweeney DH
Pedroia 2BRizzo 1B
Ortiz DHCastro SS
Napoli 1BValbuena 3B
Bogaerts 3BCastillo C
Drew SSSchierholtz RF
Betts CFLake CF
Ross CBarney 2B
Pitching: RHP Jake Peavy (1-6, 4.93).Pitching: RHP Jake Arrieta (4-1, 2.05).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

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TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI, WFAN.

Red Sox vs. Arrieta: Pedroia 4-13, Nava 3-6, Ortiz 2-7, Napoli 2-6, Pierzynski 4-5, Bradley 0-1, Drew 0-2, Ross 0-2, Gomes 0-1.

Cubs vs. Peavy: Valbuena 6-17, Castro 4-15, Schierholtz 0-5, Barney 1-4, Coghlan 2-3, Ruggiano 0-4, Sweeney 2-4, Rizzo 1-3, Castillo 1-2, Wood 2-2.

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Stat of the Day: The Red Sox have used 72 different lineups in 82 games this season. They haven’t used the same lineup more than four times.

Notes: After going 4-6 on their road swing through Oakland, Seattle, and New York, the Sox now play 13 of their next 16 at home starting with a three game set with the Cubs. … This is just the fourth series the Sox have played against the Cubs, but it’s the third time they’ve faced each other in the past four seasons ... The Sox are six games behind the Blue Jays in the AL East and six games behind Seattle for the second wild-card spot ... The Sox have lost five of their past eight series since winning seven straight at the end of May ... In the past 26 games, the Sox have hit .235 as a team with 207 strikeouts. On the road trip, they hit .233 and left 64 runners on base ... The Sox’ 3.77 team ERA, however, is the fourth best in the fourth-best in the AL ... Jake Peavy, who is looking for his first win since April 25, is 7-4 in 14 career starts against the Cubs with a 2.76 ERA. When he faced them last May with the White Sox, Peavy was knocked out in four innings after giving up six runs on eight hits ... Arrieta is 0-3 with a 5.90 ERA in six appearances (five starts) against the Sox ... Dustin Pedroia is hitting .359 in his past nine games with six runs scored, five RBIs and one home run ... Brock Holt has hit .333 with 10 doubles, a triple, a homer and 17 runs scored this month ... David Ortiz went 10 for 41 with three homers and nine RBIs over the road trip.

Song of the Day: “My Way Home” by Kanye West and Common.

Follow Julian Benbow on Twitter @julianbenbow.
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