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Game 126 preview: Angels at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (56-69)ANGELS (74-50)
Holt 3BCalhoun RF
Pedroia 2BTrout DH
Ortiz DHPujols 1B
Cespedes LFHamilton CF
Nava RFKendrick 2B
Johnson 1BFreese 3B
Bogaerts SSAybar SS
Betts CFIannetta C
Ross CNavarro LF
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (5-7, 5.79).Pitching: RHP Garrett Richards (13-4, 2.53).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

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TV/radio: NESN, ESPN2 / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Richards: Cespedes 6-19, Napoli 4-7, Johnson 3-6, Pedroia 1-5, Nava 1-5, Ortiz 1-4, Holt 0-4, Bogaerts 0-2, Middlebrooks 0-2, Vazquez 0-2.

Angels vs. Buchholz: Aybar 3-30, Kendrick 8-23, Hamilton 2-22, Boesch 3-19, Trout 6-13, Pujols 5-12, McDonald 1-9, Conger 2-5, Freese 0-5, Iannetta 3-5, Calhoun 1-4, Cowgill 0-3.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 16½ games out of first place, their largest deficit of the season. The 2012 team that finished with 69 wins was 59-66 after 125 games and trailed by 13½ games at that point.

Notes: The Sox have lost three straight and four of five. The Angels have won two straight and six of seven . . . Buchholz has allowed five runs over 15 innings in his last two starts. That included his start against the Angels Aug. 9. He allowed three runs over eight innings in that game and struck out eight. Buchholz is 6-3 with a 4.48 ERA in 11 career starts against the Angels . . . Richards faced the Sox Aug. 9 and allowed three runs on three hits over 6 innings. He has allowed three earned runs over his last 22 innings . . . The Sox are 1 for 27 with runners in scoring position in the last three games and have left 31 runners on base . . . Dustin Pedroia has hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games at 27 of 77 (.351) . . . Angels center fielder Mike Trout is 16 of 36 (.444) in eight games at Fenway Park with five doubles, a triple, and six RBIs . . . The Sox are 12-12 against the AL West.

Song of the Day: “Who Are You?” by The Who.

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