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Game 30: Red Sox at Royals

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 9, 2012 04:00 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (12-17)
Aviles SS
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Gonzalez 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Ross LF
Saltalamacchia C
Byrd CF
Sweeney RF
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (1-2, 4.62)

ROYALS (10-19)
Dyson CF
Gordon LF
Butler 1B
Francoeur RF
Giavotella DH
Pena C
Falu 3B
Getz 2B
Escobar SS
Pitching: LHP Bruce Chen (0-4, 4.98)

Game time: 8:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Royals vs. Lester: Butler 3-12, Gordon 0-9, Francoeur 0-7, Hosmer 2-4, Getz 0-5, Pena 2-5, Escobar 0-3, Moustakas 1-2, Quintero 0-2.

Red Sox vs. Chen: Ortiz 4-18, Punto 4-9, Pedroia 3-4, Byrd 2-4, McDonald 2-3, Shoppach 0-3, Gonzalez 1-3, Salty 0-3, Sweeney 0-2, Ross 1-1.

Stat of the Day: Lester has thrown 994.2 innings for the Red Sox. He would be the 41st in franchise history to reach 1,000, the 10th lefthander.

Notes: The Sox have lost six of their last seven games and seven of the last nine. ... Lester is 5-1, 1.30 in seven career starts against Kansas City, 1-0, 1.59 in two starts last season. ... Chen has allowed 12 runs on 15 hits in 9.1 innings in his last two starts. He is 3-6, 5.98 in 16 career appearances against the Sox. He has allowed 21 earned runs in his last 23 innings against the Sox. ... The Sox have scored 10-plus runs eight times, the most in the majors. They also lead the majors with 82 doubles. ... Ortiz is hitting .372/.433/.673 with 20 extra-base hits.

Song of the Day: "Controversy" by Prince.

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