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Game 51: Red Sox at Tigers

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 27, 2011 03:00 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (28-22)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Crawford LF
Lowrie SS
Reddick RF
Saltalamacchia C

Pitching: RHP Tim Wakefield (1-1, 4.50).

TIGERS (25-24)
Jackson CF
Santiago 2B
Raburn LF
Cabrera DH
Martinez 1B
Peralta SS
Avila C
Wells RF
Inge 3B

Pitching: RHP Rick Porcello (4-2, 3.08)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.


Notes: The Sox have won three straight, 11 of 13 and 14 of 18 and are 26-12 since April 16. ... The offense in the last two games: 36 of 86 (.419) with 28 runs, 17 extra-base hits and 8 walks. ... Wakefield is 6-10, 4.25 in 36 career appearances against the Tigers, 23 of them starts. Today will be his 444th career start, tying him for the 80th most in history. Wakefield is 194-173, 180-161 with the Red Sox. ... Porcello is 0-1, 6.75 in two starts against the Sox, both of those coming in 2009. ... Red Sox catchers are 23 of 82 (.280) this month with 10 extra-base hits and 12 RBIs.

Who's hot: Crawford is 8 for 9 the last two days with five extra-base hits and five RBIs. He is 10 of 16 the last four games with eight runs scored and six RBIs. ... Ortiz has an eight-game hitting streak (15 of 35) with nine extra-base hits and 4 RBIs. He is at .347/.400/.695 in May. ... Gonzalez has a seven-game hitting streak (15 of 33) with seven RBIs. ... Ellsbury is 4 of 7 the last two days with four RBIs. ... Sutton is 5 for 14 since being called up with four doubles. ... Saltalamacchia is 8 of 21 with four home runs and seven RBIs in his last six games

Who's not: Youkilis is 2 of his last 12 and Lowrie 1 for 12.

Tigers vs. Wakefield: Santiago 5-11, Martinez 7-18, Inge 8-30, Cabrera 3-12, Raburn 1-4, Peralta 5-23, Boesch 0-1, Jackson 0-1.

Red Sox vs. Porcello: Ellsbury 2-3, Orti 1-2, Crawford 2-6, Pedroia 1-4, Youkilis 0-2.

Stat of the Day: Since an 0-7 start, the Red Sox are 12-5 on the road.

Song of the Day: "Good Times Roll" by The Cars.

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