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Game 115: Red Sox at Twins

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 9, 2011 04:10 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (71-43)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Lowrie SS
Crawford LF
Varitek C
McDonald RF

Pitching: LHP Erik Bedard (4-7, 3.55)

TWINS (51-64)
Revere CF
Mauer 1B
Cuddyer 2B
Kubel RF
Thome DH
Valencia 3B
Young LF
Nishioka SS
Butera C

Pitching: LHP Francisco Liriano (7-9, 5.03)

Game time: 8:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: The Sox have won three straight and 13 of 19, ... The Twins have lost five straight. ... Bedard is making his second start for the Sox, He beat the Twins May 25, throwing six scoreless innings. He is 2-5, 4.18 in 11 career starts against Minnesota. ... Liriano is 1-3, 7.78 in four career starts against the Sox. He has not faced them since May 20, 2010. ... Crawford is 10 of 16 in his last four games and 13 of 32 in August (.401). ... Pedroia has hit safely in 45 of the last 48 games. ... Scutaro is sitting despite going 8 for his last 11.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox have hit 73 home runs in 55 road games (the most in the majors) and have 66 home runs in 59 games at Fenway Park.

Song of the Day: "Complete Control" by The Clash.

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