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Interleague Preview from The Sports Network



Saturday, August 3rd (All times Eastern)

Arizona Diamondbacks (56-53) at Boston Red Sox (66-45), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Arizona - Patrick Corbin (12-2, 2.24) Boston - Jake Peavy (8-4, 4.28)

(Sports Network) - Jake Peavy said he will relish every opportunity he gets to pitch in front of the home crowd at Fenway Park.

The time has come for the newest Red Sox hurler to take center stage and the right-hander will make his Boston debut Saturday versus the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second installment of a three-game series.

Acquired in a three-team trade from the Chicago White Sox before Wednesday's deadline, Peavy was added to bolster an already solid rotation and went 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA in 13 starts for the White Sox. Peavy is a three-time All-Star and 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner while with San Diego, and is anxious to help the Red Sox on their postseason quest.

"I couldn't have asked for anything more to come to a team who is now in first place with a realistic chance this year of being a world champion, which is why we all play the game," Peavy said during his introductory press conference. "To have a chance to compete in the postseason. It would be a dream come true. That's something I know a lot of other guys expect, and I expect to do it and be a contributing factor here going forward."

Peavy, a right-hander, has faced the D'backs plenty of times in his career from his days with the NL West inhabitant Padres and owns a 13-12 mark with a 4.66 earned run average in 29 starts against Arizona.

His new rotation mate, Jon Lester, struggled in Friday's 7-6 loss in the series opener and was touched for six runs and 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings. Pedro Beato was dealt the loss for allowing Cody Ross' leadoff home run in the top of the seventh inning.

Boston, of course, was coming off a dramatic come-from-behind win over the Seattle Mariners the night before.

"We started to put it together," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "Things started to build, a little momentum, similar to the feeling that we've had the last couple of nights. But, unfortunately, it didn't happen here tonight."

David Ortiz homered and Stephen Drew went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI for the Red Sox, who still lead the AL East by one game over Tampa Bay. The Rays lost to San Francisco Friday night. The Red Sox are 37-21 at Fenway Park this season and had won three in a row and five of six games.

Arizona is fighting for the top spot in its respective division, the NL West, and received a big boost from Ross against Boston. Ross, a former Red Sox player, ended with four hits, including the big homer in the seventh, and drove in three runs, while Paul Goldschmidt went deep for the D'backs.

"Obviously, I want to come in here and perform and play well. Anytime you play against one of your old teams, you want to do that," said Ross, who hit 22 homers and had 81 RBI in 130 games for Boston last season. "But I have no hard feelings toward anybody in this organization."

Ross has six homers and 21 RBI in his last 20 interleague games.

Arizona starter Randall Delgado held on for the win even though he permitted six runs -- four earned -- in six innings. He struck out seven and walked one batter.

The D'backs are 6-6 in their last 12 games.

Patrick Corbin had his personal winning stopped at three games his last time out and looks to bounce back Saturday for the visitors. Corbin suffered a hard-luck loss in Sunday's 1-0 decision to San Diego and lasted eight innings, allowing the lone run with eight strikeouts and no walks.

Corbin is 12-2 on the season in 21 starts with a 2.24 earned run average, while the D'backs are 18-3 when he toes the rubber. The All-Star right-hander has never faced Boston and sports a 4-1 record in nine road assignments.

These teams are meeting for the first time since Boston swept a three-game set back in 2010. In fact, the Red Sox have won eight of the last 10 in the series.

08/03 10:39:58 ET

  • CBB: North Carolina vs. Ohio State

    Saturday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: UCLA vs Kentucky

    Saturday at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego at San Francisco

    Saturday at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Cleveland

    Monday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. Toronto

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • CBB: Duke vs. UConn

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 620am

  • WBB: Duke vs. UMass Lowell

    Friday at 6:30 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
Final
CLE 98
ATL 127
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
Final
DET 106
DAL 117
Final
BOS 109
ORL 92
Final
MIA 87
UTA 105
Final
TOR 105
BRK 89
2nd OT
SAN 102
MEM 102
 
Half
POR 43
MIL 41
 
2nd
DEN 29
HOU 25
 
2nd
LAC 36
IND 35
 
Final
UNT 78
LANG 65
 
Final
Terriers 64
DELST 72
 
Final
MSST 55
ARKST 69
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
GMAS 99
CATAWBA 69
 
Final
WOFF 64
CSOU 58
 
Final
HIGH 106
FERR 48
 
Final
JVU 68
GWEBB 65
 
Final
ILL 73
HAMP 55
 
Final
BST 52
JMU 72
 
Final
YOUNG 84
KNST 90
 
Final
UMO 71
LONG 60
 
Final
PITT 65
MAN 56
Final
OSU 97
NCAT 55
Final
FSU 93
UNF 77
 
Final
TOL 83
RMU 57
 
Final
CAMP 70
SIUE 65
 
Final
DUQ 52
RFLSH 67
 
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
Final
UCF 75
DET 70
Final
UNCW 73
LIB 70
 
Final
LOYC 83
ABCHRIST 44
 
Final
MURST 94
ALCOR 56
 
Final
HOU 56
ARKPB 61
 
Final
NW 67
CMICH 80
Final
WKENT 75
CHIST 60
 
Final
ODU 58
UGST 54
Final
SMU 67
ILLCH 46
Final
LALAF 115
MLGN 76
 
Final
TULSA 74
MIZST 70
 
Final
UWGB 66
MORE 50
 
Final
NEOM 92
NCOL 82
 
Final
TTU 101
SCST 39
 
Final
DEN 83
TAMCC 73
 
Final
STEPH 66
TXST 60
 
Final
STLU 75
TXPA 69
 
Final
MEM 83
USCU 73
 
Final
ILLST 64
TENNM 54
 
Final
MSU 66
EMICH 46
 
Final
GRCN 80
INCWORD 82
 
Final
STAN 67
LMU 58
Final
BAY 66
NMST 55
 
2nd
CIN 57
SDST 57
 
Final
AUB 80
WINT 62
 
2nd
NMU 41
CARK 34
 
2nd
PEPP 34
HOW 27
 
2nd
CPSL 36
NE 40
 
1st
UNLV 26
PORT 29
 
1st
OREG 4
CSNO 5
 
1st
WASH 6
GRAM 3
 
Final
NJD 0
OTT 2
Final
MIN 2
BOS 3
2nd
VAN 0
DAL 1