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Game 12: Rangers at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  April 18, 2012 03:00 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (4-7)
Aviles SS
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 3B
Shoppach C
McDonald LF
Repko CF
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (1-1, 5.68)

RANGERS (9-2)
Kinsler 2B
Andrus SS
Hamilton CF
Beltre 3B
Cruz RF
Murphy LF
Napoli C
Moreland DH
Snyder 1B
Pitching: LHP Derek Holland (1-0, 3.38)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, ESPN2 / WEEI

Song of the Day: "The Night Before" by The Beatles.

Rangers vs. Beckett: Young 4-24; Beltre 4-23, 10 K; Napoli 4-19, 3 HR; Hamilton 6-14, 2 HR; Andrus 2-10; Torrealba 4-13; Cruz 1-8; Kinsler 2-9; Murphy 3-6; Moreland 2-5.

Red Sox vs. Holland: Pedroa 1-8; Punto 3-7 Ortiz 1-5; Gonzalez 1-6; Youkilis 0-6; Sweeney 0-5; Aviles 0-4; McDonald 0-2; Ross 0-1; Shoppach 1-8.

Notes: The Rangers have won five straight and are 4-0 on their road trip. ... The Sox have been out-homered 17-11 so far this season. ... The Sox are 10-20 against the Rangers the last four years. ... Beckett is 3-2, 5.03 in eight career starts against Texas. He faced the Rangers once in 2011, allowing one run in six innings in a 13-2 victory on Aug. 24. ... Holland is 2-1, 2.95 in three career starts against the Red Sox. He faced them once last season, throwing seven shutout innings on Sept. 2 in a 10-0 win. He allowed two hits without a walk and struck out six. ... Holland has allowed four earned runs in 11.2 career innings at Fenway. ... Youkilis (6 of 34, 12 K) and Saltalamacchia (2 for 24, 7 K) are struggling.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox were 2 for 32 (.062) with no runs scored in the first inning in the first 10 games. They were 4 for 7 with two runs on Tuesday.

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