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Game 127: Red Sox at Rangers

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 22, 2011 03:29 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (77-49)
Scutaro SS
McDonald CF
Gonzalez 1B
Pedroia 2B
Lowrie 3B
Lavarnway DH
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C
Reddick RF
Pitching: LHP Erik Bedard (4-8, 3.44)

RANGERS (73-55)

RANGERS
Kinsler 2B
Andrus SS
Hamilton LF
Young 3B
Cruz RF
Napoli DH
Moreland 1B
Torrealba C
Gentry CF
Pitching: LHP C.J. Wilson (12-5, 3.20)

Game time: 8:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI

Notes: Jacoby Ellsbury is out for the third straight game after being hit in the back by an 88-mph fastball on Friday night. ... David Ortiz is out for the eighth straight game with bursitis in his right heel. ... The Sox have won three out of four as they arrive at Rangers Ballpark. They are a half-game behind the Yankees, who are off today. ... Bedard is 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA in three starts for the Red Sox. He is winless in his last eight starts against Texas but is 4-3, 3.22 in 13 career starts against the Rangers. Bedard faced the Ranfers twice earlier this season when he was with Seattle. He allowed five earned runs on six hits and four walks over 12 innings. He struck out six. Bedard's last victory against the Rangers came on July 7, 2007 when he pitched for the Orioles. He threw a two-hit shutout with no walks and 15 strikeouts. ... Wilson is 3-1 with a 1.69 ERA in 18 career appearances against the Sox, four of the starts. He faced the Sox on Opening Day, going 5.2 innings. He allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox will play seven of their final 36 games against the Rangers as Texas plays three games at Fenway Park starting Sept. 2.

Song of the Day: "Walkin' On The Sun" by Smash Mouth.

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