Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia Leading the Way as Red Sox Stay Hot Against Tigers


July 31, 2012

Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia Leading the Way as Red Sox Stay Hot Against TigersEditor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days.

A little trip to New York seemed to help the Red Sox find their mojo, and they've carried it back to Fenway Park.

Coming off their third win in a row, the Red Sox will look to ride the hot bats of Adrian Gonzalez, Pedro Ciriaco and Dustin Pedroia to another win against Detroit on Tuesday night.

Gonzalez is inching closer to the .300 mark for the first time since April (.298 going into Tuesday), and his power numbers are finally starting to oblige, too. He's had four of his 10 home runs this season since the All-Star break, and he brings a four-game hitting streak into Tuesday night after anchoring Boston's wins over New York last weekend.

Ciriaco, known best for being a Yankee killer over the weekend, was in the mix against the Rangers on Tuesday night, too, going 1-for-4. He's hitting .343 this season.

But perhaps no one's resurgence is more vital to the Red Sox than Pedroia's. He had just one hit Tuesday night, but it was a big one — a two-run homer in the sixth that gave Boston the edge it needed to put Detroit away. Pedroia also drove in a run in the first inning in the 7-3 win.

Check out the hitting temperatures for the Red Sox and Tigers for July 31.

Red Sox

Adrian Gonzalez 86
Dustin Pedroia 79
Pedro Ciriaco 75
Will Middlebrooks 74
Jarrod Saltalamacchia 72
Nick Punto 71
Jacoby Ellsbury 70
Carl Crawford 66
Daniel Nava 62
Ryan Sweeney 60
Kelly Shoppach 58
Cody Ross 56
Mike Aviles 46


Austin Jackson 85
Miguel Cabrera 71
Omar Infante 68
Prince Fielder 67
Gerald Laird 65
Quintin Berry 64
Alex Avila 63
Delmon Young 63
Brennan Boesch 62
Don Kelly 60
Ryan Raburn 59
Jhonny Peralta 58
Ramon Santiago 58

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