Saturday's Red Sox-Indians matchups: Jake Peavy vs. T.J. House

June 14, 2014 - 4:48 am
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The Red Sox continue their four-game series against the Indians Saturday afternoon when Jake Peavy opposes T.J. House. Peavy (1-4, 4.76 ERA) continues to have a frustrating 2014 season. The right-hander has given up three runs or more in seven consecutive starts, and he hasn't won a decision since April 25. His ERA has jumped from 2.87 to 4.76 in the eight starts that have followed his last start, and the Red Sox are 2-6 in Peavy's starts during that stretch. Peavy'€™s most recent outing wasn't necessarily poor, but he was done in by the long ball and Boston'€™s inept offense. He allowed four runs, eight hits and three home runs over seven innings in a 4-0 loss to the Orioles on Monday, with all four Baltimore runs coming off homers. He also walked a batter and struck out seven. "Take a few pitches back and it's a different game," Peavy said after the game. "I don't care about my personal win-loss record. I don't care about any personal numbers at this point. I'm pitching to win. I was pitching to win tonight. But we were grinding. That's a really good lineup.'€ One of Peavy's recently ineffective outings came against the Indians on June 3 in his lone start against Cleveland this season. Peavy gave up five runs on eight hits with a walk and three strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a 5-3 Red Sox loss. Peavy is 5-4 with a 4.18 ERA in 12 career starts against the Indians. House (0-1, 5.24 ERA) struggled in his last outing as well but ultimately was bailed out by his offense as he took a no-decision in Cleveland'€™s 17-7 win over the Indians on Monday. The rookie lefty allowed five runs on six hits in just 3 1/3 innings in by far his worst start of his young major league career. The poor outing inflated his ERA from 3.79 to 5.24 in just four big league starts. One of House'€™s four starts came against the Red Sox on June 3. House held Boston to two runs on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a 5-3 Indians win in Cleveland. Indians vs. Peavy (RHP) Asdrubal Cabrera (23 plate appearances): .261 AVG/.261 OBP/.435 SLG, 1 HR, 1 double, 1 RBI, 7 strikeouts Michael Brantley (22): .227/.227/.273, 1 double, 5 RBIs, 5 strikeouts Ryan Raburn (16): .200/.188/.600, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 2 strikeouts Jason Kipnis (12): .273/.333/.818, 2 HR, 4 RBIs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts David Murphy (12): .200/.333/.400, 2 doubles, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts Mike Aviles (11): .200/.200/.200, 1 strikeout Michael Bourn (9): .500/.556/.875, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 1 strikeout Carlos Santana (9): .111/.111/.111, 1 strikeout Lonnie Chisenhall (8): .250/.250/.250, 1 RBI, 2 strikeouts Jason Giambi (8): .125/.125/.250, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 strikeout Yan Gomes (5): .400/.400/.400, 1 strikeout George Kottaras has an RBI in two career plate appearances. Red Sox vs. House (LHP) Xander Bogaerts (3 plate appearances): .500 AVG/.667 OBP/2.000 SLG, 1 HR, 1 RBI Jonny Gomes (3): .500/.667/.500, 1 walk, 1 strikeout Brock Holt (3): .333/.333/.333 David Ortiz (3): .000/.000/.000 Dustin Pedroia (3): .500/.667/.500, 1 walk A.J. Pierzynski (3): .333/.333/.333 Jackie Bradley is 1-for-2 in his two career plate appearances. Jonathan Herrera is hitless in his two plate appearances.

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