Game 124 preview: Angels at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (56-67)ANGELS (72-50)
Holt RFCalhoun RF
Pedroia 2BTrout CF
Ortiz DHPujols DH
Cespedes LFKendrick 2B
Napoli 1BAybar SS
Middlebrooks 3BBoesch LF
Bogaerts SSFreese 3B
Betts CFNavarro 1B
Vazquez CIannetta C
Pitching: RHP Brandon Workman (1-6, 4.45).Pitching: LHP C.J. Wilson (9-8, 4.71).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/radio: NESN / WEEI.


Red Sox vs. Wilson: Napoli 6-29, Pedroia 9-21, Cespedes 6-15, Ortiz 2-16, Nava 2-6, Johnson 1-6.

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Angels vs. Workman: Freese 0-1, Pujols 1-1.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 20-13 against the Angels since the start of the 2010 season.

Trout time: MVP-in-waiting Mike Trout has hit .379/.455/.697 in 15 career games against the Red Sox with 11 extra-base hits, 12 RBIs, and 15 runs. He has played five games at Fenway Park, hitting .464/.531/.607. Trout has yet to homer at Fenway.

Return man: Workman has not pitched since Aug. 9 when he started the bottom of the 19th inning against the Angels in Anaheim and allowed a leadoff home run by Albert Pujols. His last start was Aug. 7. Workman is 0-6 with a 6.35 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in his last six appearances.


Revenge is sweet: Mike Napoli is hitting .333/.453/.701 in 42 games against the Angels since they traded him. He has 25 extra-base hits and 27 RBIs in those games.

Hot hitters: Daniel Nava is hitting .329 with a .396 OBP since June 2. He is 9 of his last 18 . . . Dustin Pedroia is hitting .358/.388/.457 in his last 20 games. That has raised his batting average from .269 to .284 . . . Yoenis Cespedes has hit safely in 12 of the 14 games he has played for the Red Sox . . . Brock Holt has an 11-game hit streak.

Other notes: The Red Sox have won five of seven . . . The Angels are tied for first with the Athletics in the AL West . . . Wilson is 2-2 with a 9.20 ERA in his last seven starts. Opponents have hit .376 with an 1.009 OPS in those games. Wilson is 5-3 with a 2.70 ERA in 21 career appearances against the Sox, nine of them starts. But he is 1-2 with a 5.16 ERA in his last four starts against the Sox . . . The Sox are 29-33 at home . . . The Sox are 24-23 against teams not in the AL East . . . Xander Bogaerts is 13 of his last 74 (.176) and 3 of his last 30 . . . Burke Badenhop has thrown 7 scoreless innings over his last nine appearances.

Song of the Day: “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” by Tavares.

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