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Game 108: Indians at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 2, 2011 03:10 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (66-41)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Crawford LF
Aviles SS
Varitek C
McDonald RF

Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (9-4, 2.17)

INDIANS (54-52)
Brantley LF
Kipnis 2B
Cabrera SS
Hafner DH
Santana C
Fukudome RF
Chisenhall 3B
LaPorta 1B
Carrera CF

Pitching: LHP David Huff (1-1, 0.71)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: The Sox have lost three of five and now lead the Yankees by one game in the AL East. ... Beckett has faced the Indians twice this season. He allowed three runs over five innings in his first start of the season in April and then on May 24 allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings. ... Huff is making is third start of the season after being summoned from the minors. He is 0-2 in two starts against the Red Sox despite a 2.38 ERA. This will be his second game at Fenway Park. ... Gonzalez has hit safely in his last 11 games, which matches his longest streak of 2011. He is 24 for 47 in that stretch with 3 doubles, a home run, 12 RBIs, 10 runs, and 4 walks over that span. ... Ortiz is hitting a modest .228 in his last 26 games but does have 20 RBIs.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 28-12 against the AL East and 14-8 against the West but are somehow just 14-13 against the Central. They are 2-5 against Cleveland.

Song of the Day: "Back On The Chain Gang" by The Pretenders.

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