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Game 130: Red Sox at Rangers

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 25, 2011 03:25 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (79-50)
Ellsbury CF
Lowrie 3B
Gonzalez 1B
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C
Reddick RF
Scutaro SS
Pitching: LHP Andrew Miller (5-1, 4.99)

RANGERS (74-57)
Kinsler 2B
Andrus SS
Hamilton LF
Young DH
Cruz RF
Napoli 1B
Torrealba C
Gentry CF
Quintanilla 3B
Pitching: RHP Alexi Ogando (12-5, 3.30)

Game time: 8:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI

Notes: The Sox are 5-2 on a road trip that ends today. They start the day with a one-game lead on the Yankees. ... At 79-50, the Sox are a win away from being 30 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2007 season. ... Miller gets another start after a solid performance against Kansas City (5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K). He has faced Texas once in his career, throwing an inning of relief in 2006. That could play to his advantage. Only Yorvit Torreable (0 for 3) and Ian Kinsler (0 for 1) have faced him before. ... Ogando was 10-3, 2.72 in his first 18 starts of the season. He is 2-2, 5.19 since in six starts. The workload of being a starter may have caught up to him. Ogando threw 72.1 innings (majors and minors) last season and is at 147.1 this season. ... Crawford is 9 for 26 on the trip with two homers and eight RBIs.

Stat of the Day: The Sox are trying to win a series in Texas for the first time since Sept. 5-7, 2008.

Song of the Day: "Theme from The Magnificent Seven" by Elmer Bernstein.

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