Sunday's Red Sox-Orioles matchups: Jake Peavy vs. Ubaldo Jimenez

April 20, 2014 - 5:37 am
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The Red Sox will host the Orioles on Sunday night looking to take a win from their divisional rivals by sending Jake Peavy to the mound against Ubaldo Jimenez. Peavy is the only Red Sox starting pitcher without a win or loss, despite pitching well. In his three starts this season, Peavy has posted a 1.93 ERA and a 1.179 WHIP while striking out 20 and walking 10. The 32-year-old'€™s last start came on April 15 against his former team, the White Sox. Peavy went six innings that day, giving up one run on a home run. The Red Sox lost the game in the bottom of the ninth inning, 2-1. The game was noted for being particularly cold, averaging around 40 degrees throughout. "We battled through six, gave us a chance to win,"€ Peavy said after the game. "€œThat's what I'm trying to do on my fifth day" Peavy has made three starts against the Orioles, going 2-0 in those games. His first start against them came in 2007, when he pitched six innings and gave up three runs on six hits, striking out seven and walking two. It wouldn't be until 2012 when Peavy faced the Orioles again, this time pitching seven innings and allowing one run on four hits. Both games were wins. His last start against the Orioles came in 2013 when he went seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits, striking out eight and walking one. Jimenez has struggled in 2014, going 0-3 with a 7.31 ERA and a 2.063 WHIP. His last start came against the Blue Jays on April 13, when he went 5 1/3 innings and surrendered five runs on 10 hits and two home runs while walking two and striking out three. The 30-year-old has struggled against the Red Sox in five career starts, going 1-3 with a 10.27 ERA. His worst game came last year when he only last 1 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs and five walks. Jimenez faced the Red Sox this year, his season debut on April 2, pitching six innings and allowing four runs on five hits and two home runs. Orioles vs. Peavy (RHP) J.J. Hardy (20 plate appearances): .059 AVG/.200 OBP/.118 SLG, 1 double, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts Delmon Young (15): .231/.333/.538, 1 double, 1 home run, 3 RBIs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts Nick Markakis (9): .375/.444/.375, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts Nelson Cruz (8): .286/.375/.571, 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 1 strikeout Adam Jones (6): .200/.333/.400, 1 double, 1 strikeout Matt Wieters (6): .333/.333/.667, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, 2 strikeouts David Lough (3): .333/.333/.333, 1 RBI Chris Davis has two strikeouts in five plate appearances vs. Peavy. Steve Clevenger has two strikeouts in four plate appearances. Ryan Flaherty, Steve Lombardozzi, Steve Pearce and Jonathan Schoop have not faced Peavy. Red Sox vs. Jimenez (RHP) A.J. Pierzynski (20): .200/.200/.450, 2 doubles, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 3 strikeouts Jonny Gomes (17): .333/.412/.733, 2 home runs, 5 RBIs, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts Dustin Pedroia (14): .538/.571/.615, 1 double, 4 RBIs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts Daniel Nava (10): .375/.500/.750, 3 doubles, 3 RBIs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts David Ortiz (9): .143/.333/.571, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout Mike Napoli (7): .571/.571/1.571, 1 double, 2 home runs, 3 RBIs David Ross (3): .000/.333/.000, 1 RBI, 1 walk Xander Bogaerts has a single and two walks in three plate appearances vs. Jimenez Grady Sizemore has a strikeout in three plate appearances Jackie Bradley, Mike Carp, Jonathan Herrera and Brock Holt have not faced Jimenez.

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