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Game 145: Red Sox at Rays

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 10, 2011 02:33 PM

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Hare are the lineups:

RED SOX (85-59)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Reddick RF
Crawford LF
Lowrie 3B
Scutaro SS
Saltalamacchia C
Pitching: RHP Kyle Weiland (0-1, 6.75)

RAYS (79-64)
Jennings LF
Upton CF
Longoria 3B
Zobrist 2B
Damon DH
Joyce RF
Kotchman 1B
Jaso C
Reddick SS
Pitching: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (12-10, 2.90)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: The Sox have lost three straight, five of six, seven of nine and eight of 11. They are 2.5 games behind the Yankees in the division and 5.5 ahead of the Rays for the wild card. ... The Sox have not lost four straight since June 21-25. ... Hellickson has faced the Red Sox twice this season, giving up five runs on nine hits and seven walks over 12.1 innings. ... Weiland will be making his third major league start. ... The Sox are 5-7 against the Rays, getting outscored 37-57. The Sox are hitting .170 against the Rays this season and averaging 3.08 runs. ... Red Sox pitchers have a 6.44 ERA this month. ... Ellsbury has a 14-game hit streak. He is 21 of 59 in that stretch.

Stat of the Day: Red Sox starters have allowed 15 runs over 13 innings in the last three games.

Song of the Day: "Wondering Where the Lions Are" by Bruce Cockburn (thanks to Paul for the suggestion).

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