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Game 139: Rangers at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 4, 2011 10:00 AM

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Here are the lineups for the final game of the homestand:

RED SOX (84-53)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Jackson RF
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C
Scutaro SS
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (12-10, 5.94)

RANGERS (79-61)
Kinsler 2B
Andrews SS
Hamilton LF
Young 3B
Beltre DH
Murphy RF
Napoli C
Moreland 1B
Chavez CF
Pitching: LHP Matt Harrison (10-9, 3.59)

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, TBS / WEEI

Notes: The Sox start the day a half-game behind the Yankees. They are 4-4 on the homestand and have split the first two games with Texas. ... Lackey is 7-2, 4.22 in his last 10 games. He has faced Texas twice this season, allowing 13 runs on 17 hits over 10.1 innings. He is 12-13, 6.04 in 35 career starts against the Rangers. ... Harrison is 1-2, 6.07 in his last six starts, which likely has something to do with his having thrown 75 more innings than he did all last season (majors and minors included). Harrison has faced the Sox twice, allowing eight runs on 16 hits over 12 innings. In five career innings at Fenway he has allowed seven runs on six hits (three of them homer) and four walks. ... The Sox are 4-5 against the Rangers this season. If the Sox are the wild card, there's a good chance they would face Texas in the division series.

Stat of the Day: The Sox, Yankees and Braves are the only teams in baseball with eight players who have 10 or more home runs.

Song of the Day: "Clubland" by Elvis Costello and the Attractions.

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