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Game 65: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  June 12, 2011 09:40 AM

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Here are the lineups as the Red Sox seek a sweep:

RED SOX (38-26)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C
Drew RF
Scutaro SS

Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (8-2, 3.98)

BLUE JAYS (32-33)
Escobar SS
Patterson LF
Bautista RF
Lind 1B
Arencibia C
Encarnacion DH
Hill 2B
Davis CF
Nix 3B

Pitching: RHP Kyle Drabek (4-4, 4.98)

Game time: 1:07 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: The Sox are 5-0 on their nine-game road trip. After finishing up in Toronto today, they fly to Tampa and start a series against the Rays on Tuesday. ... The Sox have won eight straight and 13 of their last 17. ... The Sox are hitting .316 on the trip and have scored 46 runs. Of their 59 hits, 23 are for extra bases. ... The Sox are 36-16 since April 16 and have won 24 of their last 32. ... The Sox are 15-6 in day games. ... Lester is 8-4 with a 3.59 in 15 career starts against Toronto. He is 1-0 in two starts this season, allowing six earned runs on 13 hits over 11.1 innings. ... Drabek has faced the Sox once, on May 10. He allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings. ... Ellsbury is 12 of 25 on the trip with seven runs scored, four RBIs and four extra-base hits. He has hit safely in nine straight at 19 of 44 (.431) and 15 of 16 at 28 of 70 (.400). ... Pedroia is 6 of 9 in the last two games with four RBI and two walks. ... Lowrie is 2 of his last 24. ... Scutaro is 8 of 20 since coming off the disabled list and 14 of 31 in his last eight games overall. ... Gonzalez has driven in a run in eight consecutive games. ... Daniel Bard has a streak of 7.2 consecutive scoreless innings going.

Stat of the Day: Since starting 0-7 on the road, the Red Sox are 19-6 away from Fenway Park with victories in 10 of their last 11 games.

Song of the Day: "Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.


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