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Game 47: Red Sox at Indians

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 23, 2011 03:03 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (25-21)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Drew RF
Lowrie SS
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C

Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (4-3, 3.42).

INDIANS (29-15)
Brantley CF
A. Cabrera SS
Choo RF
Buck DH
Laporta 1B
O. Cabrera 2B
Hannahan 3B
Kearns LF
Marson C

Pitching: RHP Justin Masterson (5-2, 2.52).

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, ESPN2 / WEEI

Notes: The Indians have the best record in baseball and have won three straight. ... Cleveland is 18-4 at Progressive Field. ... The Sox have won eight of nine and 11 of their last 13 games. ... The Indians swept three games from the Red Sox here from April 5-7, outscoring Boston 12-5 in the series. ... Masterson, who the Sox traded to Cleveland in 2009, is 2-0 in two starts against his former team, having allowed one run on six hits over 14 innings. Both of those starts came last season. ... Buchholz is 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA in two starts against Cleveland. ... Buchholz is 3-0, 1.40 in four starts in May. ... Youkilis has hit in 10 straight at 15 of 37 with eight extra-base hits, 13 RBIs and six walks. He is .405/.489/.811 in the 10 games. ... Lowrie is fourth in OPS (.810) among all shortstops in baseball.

Stat of the Day: Saltalamacchia is hitting .283 since April 30 and is 7 of 18 with three home runs in his last five games.

Song of the Day: "Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

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