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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 8:05pm, Saturday, May 4, 2013 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

RedSox, 20-9, 20-9 1st, 2½ up

SP: John Lackey (34, RHP, 1-1, 2.61)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (1-1) 10.1 10 3 3 3 12 1 2.61
2011 (12-12) 160.0 203 119 114 56 108 20 6.41
2010 (14-11) 215.0 233 114 105 72 156 18 4.40
Last 7 GS 1-3 34.0 46 28 27 15 26 2 7.15 39
2013-04-28 HOU W 6.0 5 1 1 2 4 0 81 60
2013-04-06 @TOR L 4.1 5 2 2 1 8 1 77 52
2011-09-25 @NYY ND 6.0 5 4 3 3 4 0 86 49
2011-09-19 BAL ND 4.1 11 8 8 2 3 0 105 10
2011-09-14 TOR ND 5.1 7 2 2 1 4 0 115 49
2011-09-09 @TBR L 3.0 5 5 5 3 2 1 69 28
2011-09-04 TEX L 5.0 8 6 6 3 1 0 103 25
Last 5 v.TEX 1-2 24.1 36 23 23 10 14 4 8.51 35
2011-09-04 TEX L 5.0 8 6 6 3 1 0 103 25
2011-08-23 @TEX W 6.2 7 4 4 3 5 1 106 46
2011-04-02 @TEX L 3.2 10 9 9 2 3 2 86 6
2010-07-17 TEX ND 7.0 7 2 2 2 3 0 115 56
2009-10-01 TEX ND 2.0 4 2 2 0 2 1 40 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-5    Road:    9-4    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  13-6    vsLHP:   7-3    1-Run:   4-2 
 vsEast: 10-5    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest:  6-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Fri, May  3  @TEX  L   0-7       20-9   1st  2.5 up
 28 Thu, May  2  @TOR  W   3-1       20-8   1st  2.5 up
 27 Wed, May  1  @TOR  W  10-1       19-8   1st  2.0 up
 26 Tue, Apr 30  @TOR  L   7-9       18-8   1st  2.0 up
 25 Sun, Apr 28   HOU  W   6-1       18-7   1st  2.5 up
 24 Sat, Apr 27   HOU  W   8-4       17-7   1st  2.0 up
 23 Fri, Apr 26   HOU  W   7-3       16-7   1st  2.0 up
 22 Thu, Apr 25   HOU  W   7-2       15-7   1st  2.0 up
 21 Wed, Apr 24   OAK  W   6-5       14-7   1st  2.0 up
 20 Tue, Apr 23   OAK  L   0-13 (7)  13-7   1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:20-9 
Rangers, 18-11, 18-11 1st, 1½ up

SP: Alexi Ogando (29, RHP, 2-2, 3.38)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (2-2) 32.0 28 14 12 12 27 4 3.38
2012 (2-0) 66.0 49 26 24 17 66 9 3.27
2011 (13-8) 169.0 149 73 66 43 126 16 3.51
Last 7 GS 2-2 35.0 28 14 12 12 29 4 3.09 55
2013-04-28 @MIN L 6.0 4 3 3 2 3 1 97 53
2013-04-23 @LAA ND 7.0 6 4 2 3 5 1 98 55
2013-04-18 @CHC L 2.1 6 5 5 2 2 2 71 25
2013-04-13 @SEA ND 5.0 5 1 1 1 5 0 98 57
2013-04-08 TBR W 5.1 3 1 1 3 2 0 89 57
2013-04-03 @HOU W 6.1 4 0 0 1 10 0 94 74
2012-06-10 @SFG ND 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 39 61
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 4.0 6 6 6 1 5 4 13.50 30
2011-08-25 BOS L 4.0 6 6 6 1 5 4 77 30
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-4    Road:    9-7    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  10-6    vsLHP:   8-5    1-Run:   6-2 
 vsEast:  3-1    vsCntrl: 3-4    vsWest: 11-5  IL: 1-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Fri, May  3   BOS  W   7-0       18-11  1st  1.5 up
 28 Thu, May  2   CHW  L   1-3       17-11  1st  1.5 up
 27 Wed, May  1   CHW  L   2-5       17-10  1st  2.0 up
 26 Tue, Apr 30   CHW  W  10-6       17-9   1st  2.0 up
 25 Sun, Apr 28  @MIN  L   0-5       16-9   1st  2.5 up
 24 Sat, Apr 27  @MIN  L   2-7       16-8   1st  3.5 up
 23 Fri, Apr 26  @MIN  W   4-3       16-7   1st  3.5 up
 22 Thu, Apr 25  @MIN  W   2-1       15-7   1st  2.5 up
 21 Wed, Apr 24  @LAA  W  11-3       14-7   1st  1.5 up
 20 Tue, Apr 23  @LAA  L   4-5 (11)  13-7   1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 03, 2013 TEX  7  BOS  0        W:Derek Holland (2-2), L: Felix Doubront (3-1), S: none

Wed, Aug 08, 2012 TEX 10 @BOS  9        W:Alexi Ogando (2-0), L: Clayton Mortensen (1-1), S: Joe Nathan (23)
Tue, Aug 07, 2012 TEX  6 @BOS  3        W:Ryan Dempster (6-5), L: Jon Lester (5-10), S: Joe Nathan (22)
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 BOS  9  TEX  2        W:Aaron Cook (3-5), L: Yu Darvish (11-8), S: none
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 TEX  5  BOS  3        W:Derek Holland (7-5), L: Josh Beckett (5-9), S: Joe Nathan (20)
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 BOS  2 @TEX  1        W:Vicente Padilla (4-0), L: Joe Nathan (1-3), S: Alfredo Aceves (21)
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 TEX  9  BOS  1        W:Scott Feldman (4-6), L: Felix Doubront (10-5), S: none
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 TEX  6 @BOS  3        W:Derek Holland (2-0), L: Josh Beckett (1-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 TEX 18 @BOS  3        W:Colby Lewis (2-0), L: Jon Lester (0-2), S: none
Sun, Sep 04, 2011 TEX 11 @BOS  4        W:Matt Harrison (11-9), L: John Lackey (12-11), S: none
Season Series: 2013 - TEX over 1-0; 2012 - TEX won 6-2; 2011 - TEX won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 329-299

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2013 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst
RedSox Batters (5.10 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (3.24 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Ogando
G/S/vB
44.Frasor
G/S/vB
50.Kirkman*
G/S/vB
55.Lowe
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
58.Ortiz*
G/S/vB
46.Ross*
G/S/vB
52.Scheppers
G/S/vB
49.Tepesch
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Carp* G/S/vP 4/.500 1/3.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 31/27 .464/.516/1.000/1.516 .833/1.599 2.032 31/1.516 0/0 2/0
23.Ciriaco G/S/vP 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 26/15 .238/.346/.381/.727 .808/.667 .619 19/.649 1/0 0/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 2/.000 36/1.271 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 69/48 .186/.290/.322/.612 .579/.626 .675 69/.612 0/0 1/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/.000 8/1.000 1/2.000 4/.000 5/.400 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 136/86 .286/.338/.405/.743 .469/.908 .883 111/.750 11/2 1/1
5.Gomes G/S/vP 2/.000 8/.946 3/.333 13/1.538 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 64/32 .220/.391/.340/.731 .872/.603 .968 50/.713 0/0 1/0
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 116/84 .193/.233/.394/.627 .713/.595 .768 94/.617 0/1 6/2
12.Napoli G/S/vP 4/.000 6/.333 1/no AB 12/1.084 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 126/94 .274/.325/.573/.898 .910/.894 .846 103/1.018 0/0 6/1
29.Nava# G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· ··· 4/1.167 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 101/79 .298/.396/.536/.932 .943/.928 .910 92/.913 0/1 5/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 5/1.400 24/.809 ··· 11/.637 11/.473 ··· ··· ··· ··· 47/28 .465/.489/.837/1.327 .728/1.723 1.135 47/1.327 0/0 3/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 4/.000 13/.398 1/no AB 9/.222 3/1.334 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 131/97 .304/.405/.357/.762 .805/.747 .658 106/.761 6/1 0/0
3.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 39/16 .229/.308/.514/.822 .880/.732 .635 33/.920 0/0 3/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 2/2.500 8/1.911 ··· 1/.000 8/1.071 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 81/65 .222/.309/.417/.725 .404/.798 .544 66/.699 0/1 3/2
18.Victorino# G/S/vP ··· 6/1.333 ··· 36/.564 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 87/56 .289/.353/.316/.669 .601/.678 .810 63/.606 3/2 0/0
IP 32.0 7.2 11.2 10.1 9.0 14.1 13.0 14.2 28.0 TOTAL .271/.348/.449/.797 .714/.835 .827 .809 22/8 31/13
ERA-K/9 3.38/7.6 2.35/8.2 6.94/9.2 4.35/5.2 2.00/10.0 3.77/7.6 0.69/6.2 0.61/4.9 3.54/5.8 3.09/8.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ross (8-3-1)
 Saltalamacchia (12-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 132/.237 34/.258 54/.340 41/.243 37/.229 60/.250 54/.245 56/.216 114/.259 .234  Victorino
 Nava
 Carp
 Ellsbury
 Gomes
0/0/20/4
9/0/12/1
7/0/0/0
0/29/0/0
12/0/0/0
OPS .700 .840 .849 .722 .613 .682 .580 .580 .733 .652
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 62/.593 10/.100 18/1.069 14/1.024 15/.533 21/.286 14/.665 19/1.036 62/.782 .646
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 70/.798 24/1.144 36/.743 27/.576 22/.664 39/.914 40/.550 37/.361 52/.669 .656
Home 22/.431 15/.771 26/.906 18/.111 13/.558 23/.438 26/.525 27/.579 63/.715
Last 28d days 108/.765 27/.667 50/.878 39/.622 30/.714 45/.608 49/.615 50/.611 114/.733
HR/SB/CS 4/1/1 2/1/0 1/1/0 1/0/0 1/1/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/1 4/0/0 22/8/3
Usage ·····X·· ··X··o·· ·o·X··X· o······· ·······o ··o··o·o ·X·o·X·· ·o·X···o ··X·····
Rangers Batters (4.41 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (3.66 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
52.Hanrahan
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
59.Mortensen
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
63.Wilson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 24/.535 13/.462 ··· 5/.400 6/.167 4/1.750 6/.000 1/.000 127/87 .248/.290/.308/.598 .565/.612 .455 104/.568 5/0 0/0
15.Baker G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.800 4/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/7 .333/.412/.700/1.112 1.351/.286 1.317 33/1.148 0/0 3/0
29.Beltre G/S/vP 58/.545 8/.536 ··· 8/.417 6/.533 2/2.500 4/1.000 1/2.000 120/82 .241/.292/.455/.747 .898/.679 .862 99/.765 0/0 6/3
27.Berkman# G/S/vP 6/1.000 1/3.000 9/1.056 3/3.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 102/74 .305/.441/.451/.892 .768/.942 .986 82/.815 0/0 2/
17.Cruz G/S/vP 25/.530 5/.650 1/.000 3/.666 4/1.833 1/2.000 8/.125 2/1.000 119/77 .299/.370/.514/.884 1.074/.782 .808 98/.797 1/1 6/1
3.Garcia# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 16/9 .214/.267/.357/.624 .900/.444 .000 15/.670 0/0 0/0
23.Gentry G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 57/19 .220/.304/.360/.664 .776/.446 .713 49/.565 4/1 0/0
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 38/1.313 6/.167 2/.000 6/1.917 3/.000 5/1.850 7/.929 1/3.000 128/81 .342/.414/.544/.958 .689/1.119 1.044 105/.986 3/1 5/4
2.Martin* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 57/50 .269/.333/.365/.699 .571/.718 .949 46/.798 0/0 1/0
18.Moreland* G/S/vP 7/.572 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/1.000 105/56 .271/.324/.438/.761 .699/.812 1.022 86/.853 0/0 3/2
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 20/1.214 5/.400 2/.000 1/2.000 5/.200 4/.000 1/.000 2/.000 102/67 .168/.225/.284/.510 .464/.535 .691 81/.512 0/1 2/0
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 46/.569 ··· ··· 4/1.250 2/2.000 8/.875 3/.666 2/.000 93/53 .276/.312/.437/.749 .564/.891 .844 73/.708 0/0 4/0
8.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.143 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 26/14 .182/.280/.227/.507 .333/.685 .435 26/.507 0/0 0/1
IP 10.1 12.1 6.2 6.1 13.2 13.0 11.2 9.1 TOTAL .265/.333/.424/.758 .750/.762 .840 .752 13/4 32/11
ERA-K/9 2.61/10.5 1.46/14.6 9.45/5.4 4.26/15.7 3.95/8.5 2.77/10.4 1.54/10.8 1.93/6.8 3.54/9.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pierzynski (6-2-0)
 Soto (2-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 44/.244 47/.140 33/.333 31/.217 56/.200 50/.217 44/.186 42/.297 .231  Martin
 Murphy
 Baker
 Cruz
 Gentry
1/18/2/1
28/0/0/1
7/0/1/0
0/0/28/0
0/19/0/0
OPS .613 .469 1.141 .637 .586 .695 .600 .759 .684
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 27/.505 27/.310 19/.856 15/.800 29/.607 31/.626 27/.302 25/.414 .621
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 17/.765 20/.671 14/1.500 16/.466 27/.564 19/.816 17/1.059 17/1.303 .738
Road 19/.760 12/.348 19/.513 14/.722 34/.555 24/.883 15/.333 26/.901
Last 28d days 25/.497 41/.432 22/1.630 25/.650 49/.518 39/.545 38/.696 42/.759
HR/SB/CS 1/1/0 1/1/0 3/1/0 0/1/0 1/0/0 2/0/1 2/0/0 0/0/0 27/20/3
Usage ·····X·· ·····o·· ·o·X···· ·X····o· X·X··o·o ·o·X··oo ·o···o·X X·X···oo

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.