Game 62: Angels at Red Sox - Let's Play Two

The Guru
Contributing Writer

The Boston Red Sox (37-24) and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (26-34) play a day-night doubleheader at Fenway Park today.

The Sox have won four of five and start the day with a two-game lead in the AL East. The Sox were 0-6 against the Angels last year.

The Angels have been a disappointment this season. Los Angeles has dropped five of its last six and were swept by the lowly Astros last week.

Game one: First pitch 1:05pm EDT. Here’s today’s starting nine:

Ellsbury CF
Nava RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Carp LF
Drew SS
Iglesias 3B

Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (4-2, 4.88).

Doubront better lately: Doubront is 1-1, 2.74 in his last four starts winning three of the games. Over 23 innings, Doubront has allowed 19 hits and struck out 24.

Iglesias streaking: Jose Iglesias has hit safely in 10 straight at 14 of 34 with four extra-base hits and five RBIs.

Victorino back: Shane Victorino will be activated for game two tonight and play centerfield. It's expected Jackie Bradley Jr will be optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Red Sox Life will preview game two at the conclusion of this one.

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