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Game 86: Blue Jays at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  July 6, 2011 03:01 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (50-35)
Ellsbury CF
Scutaro SS
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 1B
Drew RF
McDonald LF
Saltalamacchia C
Navarro 3B

Pitching: RHP Tim Wakefield (4-3, 4.82)

BLUE JAYS (42-45)
Escobar SS
Thames LF
Bautista 3B
Lind 1B
Encarnacion DH
Hill 2B
Snider RF
Arencibia C
Davis CF

Pitching: LHP Ricky Romero (7-7, 2.82)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: Wakefield is starting against Toronto for the first time this season. He is 17-14, 3.87 in 56 career appearances against Toronto. He is 4-2, 4.56 in eight starts since joining the rotation on May 22 but has allowed 10 runs on 18 hits over 11.1 innings in his last two starts. ... The Red Sox are kryptonite for Romero. He is 2-5, 7.69 in 10 career starts against Boston, his worst ERA against any team. ... The Sox are 6-6 in their last 12 games but 5-1 in the last six. ... The Sox are 7-4 against Toronto this season, outscoring the Jays 81-43. ... The Sox are 19-11 against lefty starters this season.

Red Sox vs. Romero: Pedroia 7-13; Drew 11-22, Ortiz 10-23, Youkilis 5-13, Ellsbury 5-14, Scutaro 4-12, McDonald 2-7, Saltalamcchia 1-5, Gonzalez 1-6.

Blue Jays vs. Wakefield: Snider 2-6, Escobar 3-7, Hill 10-35, Encarncion 1-4, Molina 4-17, McDonald 6-30, Patterson 3-18, David 1-6, Lind 2-13, Bautista 0-9, Arencibia 0-1.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 44-0 when leading after eight innings.

Song of the Day: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by The Clash.

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