Sunday’s Red Sox-Yankees matchups: Felix Doubront vs. Hiroki Kuroda
|07.29.12 at 9:16 am ET|
The 24-year-old lost his last outing to the Rangers, allowing six runs and one home run on eight hits in five innings. On the season, Doubront is 10-5 with a 4.45 ERA.
He is 1-o against the Yankees this season, winning his most recent start against New York after allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings. He tossed six innings in his earlier start against the Yankees, allowing one run before the Red Sox lost 15-9.
Of all Yankees batters, Mark Teixeira has been the most successful against Doubront. He has four RBIs in six plate appearances. No batter has faced Doubront more than eight times.
Starting for New York will be Hiroki Kuroda, who threw seven innings of one-run baseball in his last start. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 4-1, marking the sixth straight Kuroda start the Yankees won.
Kuroda (10-7, 3.34) pitched against the Red Sox on July 6, allowing six runs through 5 2/3 innings in the eventual 10-8 New York victory.
The 37-year-old has pitched against eight current Boston batters. Adrian Gonzalez is batting .308 with six RBIs in 32 plate appearances against Kuroda.
Red Sox vs. Kuroda (RHP)
Adrian Gonzalez (32 plate appearances): .308 BA/.438 OBP/.629 SLG, 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 RBIs, 6 walks
Cody Ross (22): .227/.227/.455, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 3 strikeouts
Daniel Nava (7): .400/.571/.600, 1 double, 1 strikeout
Mike Aviles (3): .333/.333/.333, 1 strikeout
Dustin Pedroia (3) .667/.667/.667
Nick Punto (3): .333/.333/.667, 1 double
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (3): .333/.333/1.333, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 1 strikeout
Pedro Ciriaco (1): .000/.000/.000
Yankees vs. Doubront (LHP)
Robinson Cano (8 plate appearances): .000/.125/.000, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts
Curtis Granderson (8): .250/.250/.625, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 5 strikeouts
Russell Martin (8): .143/.250/.286, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts
Nick Swisher (8): .286/.375/.286, 1 RBI, 1 strikeout
Derek Jeter (7): .286/.286/.286, 1 strikeout
Mark Teixeira (6): .333/.333/1.333, 2 HR, 4 RBIs, 1 strikeout
Andruw Jones (5): .250/.400/1.000, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 walk
Jayson Nix (3): .000/.000/.000
Ichiro Suzuki (3): .000/.000/.000, 1 RB
Eric Chavez (1): 1.000/1.000/1.000
Ramiro Pena (1): .000/.000/.000 strikeout
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