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Game 85 preview: Cubs at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (38-46)CUBS (36-46)
Holt RFCoghlan LF
Pedroia 2BRuggiano CF
Ortiz DHRizzo 1B
Napoli 1BCastro SS
Gomes LFValbuena DH
Bogaerts 3BCastillo C
Pierzynski CSchierholtz RF
Betts CFOlt 3B
Herrera SSBarney 2B
Pitching: RHP Brandon Workman (1-1, 3.27).Pitching: LHP Travis Wood (7-6, 4.52).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

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Red Sox vs. Wood: Drew 1-4, Holt 1-5, Herrera 0-3, Pierzynski 0-3.

Cubs vs. Workman: No history.

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Stat of the Day: Xander Bogaerts is hitless in his last 19 at-bats and 6 of his last 73 (.082) over 20 games with one extra-base hit, two RBIs and four runs scored. He has walked four times and struck out 21 times in that stretch.

Notes: The Red Sox have lost two straight against the Cubs after taking two of three from the Yankees. They have scored one run and gone 10 of 61 at the plate in the first two games. … The Sox have scored two or fewer runs in 15 of their last 22 games and 12 of the last 17. … Workman is facing the Cubs for the first time. He is 1-1, 3.60 in six starts this season. … Wood is facing the Red Sox for the first time. … The Sox are 5-6 against the Cubs in interleague play. … Dustin Pedroia is 9 of his last 15 with four RBIs in the last four games. … Koji Uehara has allowed four runs on seven hits over seven innings in his last seven games. His ERA has climbed from 0.57 to 1.40. … Junichi Tazawa has allowed three runs over 20.2 innings in his last 23 outings. Opponents are 13 of 68 (.191) against him in that time. … Mookie Betts is 1 of 10 in his first three big league games. … The Sox are 14-18 in one-run games. … The Sox are 20-21 at home and have been outscored by four runs in those 41 games. They are averaging 3.73 runs at Fenway after averaging 5.17 last season. … Red Sox pitchers have allowed three or fewer runs in the last 14 games at Fenway Park. The Sox are 10-4 in those games.

Song of the Day: “I’ll Trade (A Million Bucks)” by Keith Sweat.

Peter Abraham can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @peteabe.
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