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Game 58: Athletics at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  June 4, 2011 09:30 AM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (31-26)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Crawford LF
Lowrie SS
Drew RF
Varitek C

Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (4-2, 1.80),

ATHLETICS (27-31)
DeJesus RF
Sweeney CF
Willingham LF
Matsui DH
Ellis 2B
Barton 1B
Powell C
Kouzmanoff 3B
Pennington SS

Pitching: RHP Trevor Cahill (6-3, 2.31)

Game time: 1:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: Beckett is 5-3 with a 4.41 ERA in in eight career starts against Oakland. He has won each of his last three starts against the Athletics despite giving up eight earned runs over 19.2 innings. ... Cahill is 0-3 in his last four starts despite a 3.51 ERA. He was 6-0, 1.72 in his first eight starts. The 23-year-old is 1-2 with a 5.19 ERA in three career starts against the Sox. He beat the Sox last Sept. 10, throwing seven shutout innings. He is 0-2, 8.71 in two starts at Fenway in his career, both coming in 2009. ... Jonathan Papelbon is one save away from 200 in his career. ... Ortiz is 24 of 58 (.414) in his last 15 game with 14 extra-base hits. ... Oakland has lost four straight.

Stat of the Day: Red Sox catchers are hitting .319 with seven homers and 16 RBIs in the last 19 games.

Song of the Day: "Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The album was released on June 4, 1984.

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