San Diego Padres (30-43) @ Boston Red Sox (43-28)
Wade LeBlanc (0-2, 4.26) @ Andrew Miller (0-0, —-)
7:10 PM EDT | Fenway Park (Boston, MA)
TV: NESN RADIO: WEEI 850, WWZN 1510
San Diego: Aaron Harang, right foot contusion (Placed on the 15-day DL on June 13, retroactive to June 10); Luke Gregerson, strained oblique (Placed on 15-day DL on June 9, retroactive to June 7); Joe Thatcher, strained left shoulder (Placed on the 15-day DL on March 29, retroactive to March 22, transferred to the 60-day DL on May 4); Mike Baxter, left thumb surgery (Placed on the 60-day DL on March 28)
Boston: Clay Buchholz, lower back strain (Placed on the 15-day DL on June 19, retroactive to June 17); Carl Crawford, strained left hamstring (Placed on the 15-day DL June 18); Jed Lowrie, right shoulder injury (Placed on the 15-day DL on June 17); Bobby Jenks, left back tightness (Placed on the 15-day on DL June 8); Rich Hill, left elbow sprain (Placed on the 15-day DL on June 3, retroactive to June 2) Franklin Morales, left forearm strain (Placed on the 15-day DL on May 29, retroactive to May 26); Daisuke Matsuzaka, sprained elbow (Placed on the 15-day DL on May 17, transferred to the 60-day DL on June 3); Junichi Tazawa, right elbow surgery (placed on the 60-day DL on March 26)
The Red Sox bring their 1-1/2 game American League East lead into another interleague series against the San Diego Padres tonight at Fenway Park. Making his first start for the Sox is Andrew Miller, who was acquired in the off-season from the Florida Marlins for Dustin Richardson. Miller holds a career 1-1 mark against the Padres with a 4.91 ERA. Among current Padres who have faced Miller, Jason Bartlett is 4-9 with 2 RBI against him, and Chase Headley is 2-3 with 3 RBI against him.
Taking the mound for the Padres is Wade LeBlanc. In his last start against the Rockies, LeBlanc took the loss, pitching 4.2 innings and surrendering three runs on seven hits and one walk with two strikeouts. LeBlanc is making his first start against the Red Sox and has never faced any Red Sox batter on the current roster.
- Chris Denorfia, RF
- Jason Bartlett, SS
- Chase Headley, 3B
- Ryan Ludwick, LF
- Jesus Guzman, DH
- Orlando Hudson, 2B
- Cameron Maybin, CF
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Nick Hundley, C
- Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
- Dustin Pedroia, 2B
- Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
- Kevin Youkilis, 3B
- David Ortiz, DH
- Darnell McDonald, LF
- Marco Scutaro, SS
- Jason Varitek, C
- Mike Cameron, RF
– So far in interleague play this season, the Red Sox lead the Majors in runs (47), hits (77), RBI (45), average (.355), OBP (.410), slugging (.581), extra-base hits (29) and total bases (126).
– According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Red Sox became the first team in the Majors to have scored at least 6 runs in the first inning on two occasions (yesterday against Milwaukee and May 25 against the Indians).
– On June 20, 1977, Butch Hobson homered in a 4-0 victory against the Orioles. Hobson’s home run was the Red Sox 22nd home run in the past six games, which set a Major League record.
– And for today’s Totally Untrue Fun Fact: After having slept with every woman in Los Angeles, Steve Garvey signed as a free agent with the Padres in December of 1982. In five seasons with San Diego, Garvey only missed five San Diegan women.