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Game 129: Red Sox at Rangers

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 24, 2011 02:28 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (78-50)
Ellsbury CF
Scutaro SS
Gonzalez 1B
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Lowrie 3B
Crawford LF
Varitek C
McDonald RF
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (10-5, 2.46)

RANGERS (74-56)
Kinsler DH
Andrus SS
Hamilton LF
Young 3B
Napoli C
Moreland 1B
Murphy RF
Chavez CF
Quintanilla 2B
Pitching: LHP Matt Harrison (10-8, 3.28)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, ESPN2 / WEEI

Notes: The Sox start the day in a virtual tie for first place with the Yankees, who host the Athletics ... The Sox are 4-2 on their eight-game road trip. They return to Boston for three games against Oakland starting on Friday before getting a day off ... Beckett is 2-2, 5.53 in seven career starts against Texas but 2-1, 3.96 in four career starts at Rangers Ballpark. He has not faced the Rangers since Aug. 13, 2010, when he allowed six runs on 10 hits in five innings in Texas ... Harrison is 2-0, 5.68 in five career appearances against the Red Sox, three of them starts. He beat the Sox April 3, allowing one run on five hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Harrison has been hit hard of late, giving up 10 runs (seven earned) on 10 hits and six walks in his last 9.2 innings.

Stat of the Day: Adrian Gonzalez has hit at least 20 home runs for six consecutive seasons.

Song of the Day: "Rebel Rebel" by David Bowie.

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