David Price (14-8, 3.92 ERA), seeking his 200th strikeout of the season, gets the ball for the Boston Red Sox (77-61) as they go up against Jarred Cosart (0-2, 5.14 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (57-81) in the last of a three-game series at Petco Park. The Red Sox won the last game 5-1, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 9:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sep. 7 and will air on NESN and FSSD.
In his last start, Cosart pitched 4.1 innings, giving up seven runs, striking out one and walking three in a 9-6 loss to the Braves. Yangervis Solarte (.278, 49 Rs, 15 HRs, 58 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 4. The Red Sox were victorious over the Athletics 16-2 the last time Price pitched. He went 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out seven and walking three. Mookie Betts (.317, 104 Rs, 30 HRs, 100 RBIs, 21 SBs) has been doing well, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run.
When leading after seven innings, Boston is 37-27, while San Diego is 23-32.
The Red Sox are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Padres have a 1-14 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they outhit their opponents, the Red Sox are 67-18. The Padres have a 40-9 record when outhitting opponents.
Boston tops the league in runs with 755 this season. San Diego ranks near the bottom at 21st with 583.
Boston tops the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage of .820 this season. San Diego ranks near the bottom at 28th with an OPS of .693.
The Red Sox are 45-49 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Padres are 29-58 when they allow at least one homer.