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Game 28: Angels at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 2, 2011 03:00 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (12-15)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Drew RF
Lowrie SS
Crawford LF
Varitek C

Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (1-3, 5.33).

ANGELS (16-12)
Izturis 2B
Abreu DH
Kendrick 1B
Hunter RF
Callaspo 3B
Wells LF
Aybar SS
Mathis C
Bourjos CF

Pitching: RHP Jered Weaver (6-0, 0.99).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: The optimist says the Red Sox have won 10 of 15. The pessimist says they have dropped four of the last six. ... Buchholz has some work to do. He has allowed 34 hits (6 of them home runs) and 16 walks in 27 innings this season. He is 4-2, 4.17 in six career starts against the Angels. ... Weaver has been pretty much the best pitcher in the American League this season. But he is 2-4, 4.40 in 10 career starts against the Red Sox. In 12 innings (two starts) last season he allowed eight earned runs on 12 hits. ... Ortiz is 10 of 31 against Weaver with three dingers. ... The Sox are 6-6 at Fenway. ... Ellsbury has a 10-game hitting streak and Gonzalez an eight-game streak. ... Crawford has seven RBIs in his last seven games. ... The Red Sox have committed five errors in the last three games after making none in the previous eight. ... Matt Albers has allowed one run on three hits over eight innings this season.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 13-1 against the Angels the last two seasons, outscoring them 88-41. They swept a four-game series at Anaheim April 21-24.

Song of the Day: "Rock The Casbah" by The Clash.

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