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David Ortiz has plenty of experience facing Barry Zito, which means Ortiz will be back in the Red Sox lineup Wednesday against the Giants southpaw in the rubber match of a three-game series.
Ortiz is hitting .400 for his career (10-for-25) with two home runs and five RBIs for his career against Zito. He’s not alone in having success against Zito (far from it), and John Farrell will try to take advantage of that Wednesday afternoon. Both Dustin Pedroia and Stephen Drew are in the lineup, and they have combined to go 15-for-39 against Zito for their careers.
Drew’s return to the lineup, however, means that Xander Bogaerts will start the day on the bench. He went 0-for-3 Tuesday night in his major league debut.
Felix Doubront will make the start for the Red Sox.
Here’s their lineup for Game 3 of the series.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, 1B
Jonny Gomes, LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Stephen Drew, SS
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Felix Doubront, P
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Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz has left the game against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning because of tightness in his lower back.
Ortiz was hitless in three at bats in Boston's 12-1 win on Wednesday, striking out his last two times. He came out of the game following the top of the fifth inning and was replaced by Mike Napoli.
Ortiz entered the day batting...
Earlier today, the Boston Red Sox clobbered the San Francisco Giants 12-1. With Chad Gaudin going on the disabled list, Barry Zito was scheduled to start for possibly the very last time at At&t park. Zito lasted only 3.2 innings. Giving up 7 hits, 6 earned runs, and 2 walks. The Giants hoped Zito would retain his 2012 form but is falling short of expectations, much like the...
It’s a long season. David Ortiz is 37 years old. The slugger typically doesn’t play the field.
That’s a recipe for some ache and pains when Ortiz grabs his glove and plays first base during interleague play in National League ballparks, especially when the Red Sox’ road trip requires flying across the country.
Ortiz said after Monday’s game in San Francisco that he was...
Who knows if David Ortiz took Alex Rodriguez‘s little home run celebration Sunday night personally. On Saturday, at least, the two appeared to be friends.
Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe had a nice little nugget in his postgame notes Saturday, indicating that the two stars of their respective teams may still be pals, too.
Ortiz and Rodriguez met in the player parking lot after...
Designated hitter and part-time first baseman David Ortiz left Wednesday afternoon's game in the fifth inning after experiencing tightness in his lower back.
The Red Sox certainly can't afford to lose a bat like Big Papi's. He's hitting .323 with 24 home runs and 78 RBI.
Ortiz first experienced some back discomfort Monday and sat...
I saw this article earlier this morning and nearly spit out my coffee -- Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has said some very shocking (and I mean shocking in a good way!) about Alex Rodriguez! In an interview with USA Today Sports, not only did Ortiz criticize teammate Ryan Dempster's strategy of throwing at A-Rod, but Ortiz suggested that the reason MLB was going so hard after...
The Alex Rodriguez haters would agree that A-Rod’s beaning at the hand of Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster Sunday night was some fitting vigilante justice.
Don’t count Sox slugger David Ortiz among them.
Big Papi had some interesting comments Thursday, telling USA Today Sports,
"I didn't like it. I don't think it was the right thing...
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz spoke with USA Today Sports about his feelings on the Ryan Dempster and Alex Rodriguez fiasco. “I didn’t like it. I don’t think it was the right thing to do,” Ortiz said. “But we don’t all think alike, and the guy who did it, Dempster is a great guy.”
Not only does Ortiz think that Dempster’s actions were wrong, but he doesn’t...
With the Tampa Bay Rays just one game behind the Red Sox, the boys from Boston can’t stand to lose any unnecessary ground.
The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry hit a fever pitch Sunday when embattled Yankees star Alex Rodriguez stepped up to the plate against Ryan Dempster. The Sox pitcher did his best to send a message to A-Rod, tossing one ball behind him, two inside and one eventually...
In the fourth inning with a runner on third, on what was a perfect day for baseball at AT&T Park, Shane Victorino lofted a pop up into shallow right field.
The ball ended up dropping at the feet of three confused San Francisco Giants as the Boston Red Sox opened up a 6-1 lead, and knocked out Barry Zito in the process.
The veteran left-hander was making his return to the rotation...
With an ugly series against the Boston Red Sox behind them, the San Francisco Giants welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates to AT&T Park for a four game weekend match-up beginning on Thursday night.
Several roster moves tonight: Andres Torres was placed on the 15 day disabled list and will see a specialist. The trip should decide the rest of the season for the 35 year old outfielder...
The San Francisco Giants were busy on Tuesday evening, with roster additions, rotation changes and plans for younger players making more appearances in September.
Jeff Francoeur was designated for assignment and Chad Gaudin was placed on the 15-day disabled list with carpal tunnel. Barry Zito will pitch in Gaudin’s place tomorrow to finish off the series against Boston, and manager...
2:06 p.m.: Xander Bogaerts got the start at shortstop and made his major league debut Tuesday. Stephen Drew, who replaced Bogaerts as part of a double switch in Boston’s 3-2 loss, will return to the starting lineup Wednesday.
The Red Sox’ lineup is pretty standard, in fact. David Ortiz, who sat out Tuesday, will be back in his customary cleanup spot while playing first base....