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Game 31: Angels at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 5, 2011 10:00 AM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (14-16)
Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Youkilis 3B
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Lowrie SS
Drew RF
Saltalamacchia C
Scutaro 2B

Pitching: RHP John Lackey (2-3, 5.65)

ANGELS (17-14)
Aybar SS
Kendrick 2B
Abreu LF
Hunter DH
Callaspo 3B
Wells RF
Trumbo 1B
Mathis C
Bourjos CF

Pitching: RHP Joel Pineiro (0-0, 1.29)

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: The last game ended just about 11 hours before this game will begin. ... Lackey owns his former team. He is 4-0 with a 2.45 ERA in four starts. That includes throwing eight scoreless innings in Anaheim on April 24. Lackey is 2-0, 3.86 against the Halos in two starts at Fenway. ... Ellsbury has a 13-game hitting streak (20 of 57) while Gonzalez has a 11-game hitting streak (18 for 45) with 12 RBIs in the 11 games. ... Pedroia is 6 of his last 50 with 13 strikeouts. His batting average has plunged from .333 to .241, which explains why he is out of the lineup. ... The Sox are 6-1 against the Angels this season.

Stat of the Day: Red Sox starters have allowed five earned runs in 48 innings against the Angels this season, an 0.94 ERA.

Song of the Day: "Early Morning" by Old 97's.

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