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Game 42: Tigers at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 18, 2011 02:57 PM

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Rain, rain go away? Here are the lineups;

RED SOX (21-20)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Lowrie SS
Cameron RF
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C

Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (4-3, 3.94).

TIGERS (22-19)
Jackson CF
Sizemore 2B
Boesch RF
Cabrera 1B
Martinez DH
Peralta SS
Avila C
Raburn LF
Inge 3B

Pitching: LHP Phil Coke (1-5, 4.54)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: Welcome back, Victor Martinez. The former Red Sox catcher is now the DH in Detroit and hitting .312 with four homers and 23 RBIs in 27 games. ... Detroit has won 10 of its last 12. ... The Sox have won four straight, seven of nine and 10 of 15. ... Coke has a 3.29 ERA in 16 career relief appearances against the Red Sox. He became a starter this season. ... Ellsbury has hit safely in 23 of the last 24 games at .364 (39 of 107) with 12 doubles and 17 runs scored. ... Youkilis has seven RBIs in the last four games. ... Buchholz had a rocky April, going 1-4 with a 5.33 ERA. But he has been lights-out in May, going 3-0, 1.93. He has allowed only four earned runs in his last 18.2 innings with four walks and 15 strikeouts.

Stat of the Day: Joaquin Benoit has a 7.98 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP in 16 appearances after signing a three-year, $16.5 million deal to be the set-up man for the Tigers. Oops.

Song of the Day: "Little Latin Lupe Lu" by Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels.

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