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Game 87: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  July 10, 2010 09:30 AM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (50-36)
Scutaro SS
Nava LF
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 1B
Beltre 3B
Drew RF
Cameron CF
Hall 2B
Molina C

Pitching: RHP John Lackey (9-4, 4.40)

BLUE JAYS (43-44)
Lewis LF
Gonzalez SS
Bautista RF
Wells CF
Lind DH
Hill 2B
Overbay 1B
Encarnacion 3B
Molina C

Pitching: RHP Brandon Morrow (5-6, 4.69)

Game time: 1:07 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN/WEEI

State of the Sox: They snapped a four-game losing streak night with a resounding 14-3 victory that included four home runs. This is the first of two games left before the All-Star break.

Daytime daze: The Red Sox are 8-13 in day games. Not one other team in baseball not one has fewer wins during the day. Even Terry Francona, who pays little attention to such statistics, mentioned it last night. It's very weird.

Exchange rate: The Sox are 6-1 against Toronto this season, outscoring the Jays 46-26.

That's offensive: The Sox lead the majors with 473 runs and are second with 116 home runs. They have had 10+ hits in 43 of 86 games and since June 10 have 152 runs, 105 extra-base hits and 37 home runs over a span of 25 games.

Big, bad John: Lackey has a 3.04 ERA in eight career starts at the Rogers Centre.

On the iPod right now: My Generation by The Who from Live at Leeds.

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