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Game 137: Rangers at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 2, 2011 03:12 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (83-53)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Lowrie SS
Crawford LF
Varitek C
McDonald RF
Pitching: LHP Andrew Miller (6-1, 4.42)

RANGERS (78-60)
Kinsler 2B
Andrus SS
Hamilton LF
Young 1B
Beltre 3B
Napoli C
Torrealba DH
Murphy RF
Gentry CF
Pitching: LHP Derek Holland (12-5, 4.30)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: The Yankees are gone and the Rangers arrive for three games. The Sox are 3-4 against Texas this season, losing the first four games before taking three in a row at Rangers Ballpark from Aug. 23-25 by a combined score of 30-7. ... The Sox are 3-3 on their homestand. ... Ortiz has hit safely in 15 straight at 28 of 56 with 14 extra-base hits and 16 RBIs. ... Miller faced the Rangers on Aug 25 and threw 6.1 scoreless innings, allowing three hits with two walks and six strikeouts. ... Tonight is slated to be the 700th consecutive sellout at Fenway Park dating back to May 15, 2003. ... This note from the Red Sox: Pedroia leads the majors with a .389 batting average against lefthanders while Jed Lowrie is third among players with at least 100 plate appearances against lefties with a .354 mark, trailing only Pedroia and Michael Young (.358). ... Holland is facing the Sox for the first time since Aug. 15, 2009 when he allowed two runs on seven hits over 6.2 innings.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 6-7 in their last 13 home games.

Song of the Day: "Nine Bullets" by Drive By Truckers.

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