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Game 5: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  April 10, 2012 03:00 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (1-3)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 3B
Sweeney RF
Ross LF
Saltalamacchia C
Punto SS
Pitching: RHP Daniel Bard (2-9, 3.33 in 2011)

Escobar SS
Johnson 2B
Bautista RF
Lind 1B
Encarnacion DH
Lawrie 3B
Thames LF
Arencibia C
Rasmus CF
Pitching: RHP Kyle Drabek (4-5, 6.06 in 2011)

Game time: 7:07 p.m.


Song of the Day: "Once You Get Started" by Chaka Khan from the No Nukes Live record.

Jays vs. Bard: Bautista 0-6, 3 K; Encarnacion 0-2, 2 K; Escobar 0-6, 4 K; Lind 1-6, 4 K; Johnson 0-3; Arencibia 0-2; Davis 0-3; Lawrie 0-1.

Red Sox vs. Drabek: Ellsbury 3-5; Gonzalez 3-6, 2 HR; Ortiz 4-6, 2 HR; Pedroia 1-4, 1 HR; Youkilis 1-4; Salty 1-3; Aviles 0-3.

They're hot: Ortiz is 7 for 15 and has hit safely in all four games. The same is true of Sweeney.

They're cold: Youkilis is 0 for 12 with five strikeouts. He is 8 of 53 since the start of spring training. ... Ellsbury is 2 for 17. ... Salty is 1 for 10 with four strikeouts.

Notes: Bard is making his first major league start after making 192 appearances out of the bullpen. Those are the most games in relief to begin a career with Boston prior to making a start. ... Bard is starting for the first time since the 2007 season, his first year in pro ball. ... Bard has thrown 24.1 innings against Toronto in his career, allowing 15 hits and striking out 32. ... Drabek is 0-1 against the Sox in two starts and has been hit hard: 9 IP, 15 H, 12 ER, 7 BB, 10 K, 5 HR.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox have not won consecutive games since sweeping a doubleheader from Oakland on Aug. 27. They have on won on consecutive days since winning three in a row at Texas Aug. 23-25.

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