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Game 21: Red Sox at Angels

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  April 24, 2011 12:00 PM

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Here are the lineups for the last game of the series:

RED SOX (9-11)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Cameron RF
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C
Scutaro SS

Pitching: RHP John Lackey (1-2, 9.82)

ANGELS (12-9)
Izturis 2B
Abreu DH
Hunter RF
Callaspo 3B
Wells LF
Kendrick 1B
Aybar SS
Mathis C
Bourjos CF

Pitching: RHP Matt Palmer (1-0, 4.22)

Game time: 3:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: The conditions seems ripe for a sweep. Lackey was 3-0, 3,38 in three starts against his former club last season. He is coming off a strong outing against Oakland on Tuesday that saw him allow one run over six innings. ... Palmer has a 7.30 ERA in three career outings against the Sox. ... Red Sox starters have allowed six earned runs in the last eight games, a span of 53.1 innings. ... The Sox have won 12 of the last 13 games against the Angels, outscoring them by 40 runs (81-41). That includes six straight games at Angel Stadium. ... Lowrie is 21 of 44 over his last 12 games with 13 runs scored, seven extra-base hits and 12 RBIs. His slash line: .477/.489/.773.

Stat of the day: The Red Sox have dropped their team ERA from 6.79 to 4.73 in the last eight games. They have allowed 15 earned runs in the last 73 innings.

Song of the day: "Another State Of Mind" by Social Distortion.

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