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Game 23: Athletics at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 1, 2012 03:00 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (11-11)
Aviles SS
Sweeney RF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Ross LF
Saltalamacchia C
Byrd CF
Punto 3B
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (1-0, 4.09)

ATHLETICS (11-13)
Weeks 2B
Inge 3B
Reddick RF
Cespedes CF
Gomes LF
Suzuki C
Ka'Aihue 1B
Recker DH
Pennington SS
Pitching: RHP Jarrod Parker (0-0, 1.42)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI

Athletics vs. Doubront: No Athletics hitters have faced Doubront.

Red Sox vs. Parker: No Red Sox hitters have faced Parker.

Stat of the day: The Red Sox lead baseball in runs scored (127) and are tied for last with the Twins in runs allowed (124).

Notes:The Sox have won seven of eight. ... Oakland has dropped three straight. ... Doubront has yet to get beyond six innings in his four starts. He has struck out 22 in 22 innings and allowed 22 hits. This will be his first career appearance against Oakland. ... Parker, the ninth overall pick of the 2007 draft, will be making his third major league appearances. He has allowed one run on 11 hits in 12 innings. Oakland obtained him from Arizona in a package of prospects for Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow. This will be his second start of the season and his first career appearance against the Red Sox. ... Suzuki is a career .326 hitter against the Red Sox.

Song of the Day: "The Rain Came Down" by Steve Earle.

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