Game 63: Angels at Red Sox – Seeking a Split

The Guru
Contributing Writer

The Red Sox dropped game one of the day-night doubleheader 9-5 this afternoon at Fenway Park.

The Sox will seek a split tonight as they send Clay Buchholz to the mound. Buchholz will be going for win number nine on the year. The Sox will face Angels lefty C.J. Wilson who is 4-4.

Buchholz is 5-3, 4.85 in nine career starts against the Angels. They hit him hard in two starts last season as Clay gave up 11 runs in 12 innings.

Wilson is 5-1, 2.62 in 19 appearances against the Red Sox.

Dustin Pedroia is 7-15 in his career against Wilson.

First pitch 7:15 EDT. Here’s game two’s starting nine:

1.Victorino, CF
2. Gomes, LF
3. Pedroia, 2B
4. Ortiz, DH
5. Napoli, 1B
6. Nava, RF
7. Ross, C
8. Drew, SS
9. Iglesias, 3B

Pitching: Clay Buchholz (8-0, 1.62 ERA).

Victorino returns: Shane Victorino was activated from the DL after game one. Victorino has been out since May 20 with a strained hamstring. Victorino went 2 for 4 with a home run in his first rehab game at Pawtucket on Thursday. Jackie Bradley Jr was optioned to Triple-A.

Iglesias still streaking: With a hit in game one Jose Iglesias has now hit safely in 11 straight games, the longest streak by an AL rookie this year.

Pedroia still steady: Dustin Pedroia has reached base safely in 57 of 62 games and has yet to make an error this season.

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