RED SOX (15-17)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (1-3, 5.70).
Pitching: RHP Homer Bailey (2-2, 5.50).
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Bailey: Victorino 5-12, Sizemore 2-10, Herrera 2-3, Pedroia 0-1, Ross 0-2.
Reds vs. Doubront: Pena 1-3.
Stat of the Day: The Sox have made 24 errors in 32 games, an average of 0.75 a game. They made 80 errors over 162 games last season, an average of 0.49 a game. The Sox are on a pace that would see them commit 41 more errors this season.
They’re hot: Mike Napoli has reached base in 26 consecutive games and Bogaerts in 16 straight. … A.J. Pierzynski is 13 of his last 35 with four extra-base hits and nine RBIs over 10 games. That raised his batting average from .235 to .291. … Grady Sizemore is 6 of his last 24 with four extra-base hits and four RBIs. … Burke Badenhop has thrown 8.2 scoreless innings in his last six outings. He has given up only five hits in those games with three walks and five strikeouts.
They’re not: Jackie Bradley Jr. is 1 of his last 15 over the last five games. … Chris Capuano has allowed four runs on four hits and two walks over 0.2 innings in his last two appearances. … Sox relievers have given up 18 earned runs over their last 25.2 innings. … Koji Uehara, by his lofty standards, is in a cold spell. He has allowed two runs on eight hits and three walks in his last eight games and 7.2 innings.
Seems telling: The Red Sox are 8-11 at home, 3-8 in one-run games and are hitting .222/.316/.352 with runners in scoring position.
Other notes: After a day off, the Red Sox start a two-game series with the Reds. … In the bunched-together American League East, the Sox are two games behind the first-place Yankees. … The Sox are playing the Reds for the first time since 2008 in Cincinnati. Bailey pitched in that series and lasted only 2.1 innings, giving up five runs on four hits and three walks. … Doubront is 5-1, 3.89 in six career interleague starts. The lefty is coming off a respectable (6 IP, 3 ER) start against the Rays. … The Reds last played at Fenway Park in 2005. The Sox leads the series between the teams, 5-1. … The Reds are without outfielder Jay Bruce, who underwent surgery on his left knee and is expected to miss a month.
Song of the Day: “Banks of the Ohio” by Johnny Cash.