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Game 46: Rays at Red Sox

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  May 26, 2012 02:07 PM

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Tonight's lineups and pregame notes:

RED SOX (22-23)
Aviles SS
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 1B
Gonzalez RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Nava LF
Shoppach C
Byrd CF
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.38)

RAYS (28-18)
Pena 1B
Upton CF
Joyce LF
Zobrist RF
Scott DH
Sutton 3B
Rodriguez 2B
Molina C
Johnson SS
Pitching: LHP David Price (6-3, 2.88)

Game time: 7:15 p.m.

TV/Radio: FOX/WRKO (680 AM)

Rays vs. Beckett: Gimenez 0-0, Johnson 0-0, Joyce 1-15, Molina 4-25, Pena 4-32, Rhymes 0-0, Rodriguez 0-3, Scott 10-24, Sutton 0-0, Thompson 0-0, Upton 6-31, Vogt 0-3, Zobrist 2-21.

Red Sox vs. Price: Aviles 1-7, Byrd 0-5, Gonzalez 2-15, Lin 0-0, Middlebrooks 0-0, Nava 0-3, Ortiz 3-18, Pedroia 6-20, Podsednik 2-5, Punto 0-3, Saltalamacchia 1-8, Shoppach 0-0, Youkilis 8-22.

Notes: Last night's 7-4 loss to the Rays snapped a 5-game home winning streak. The Sox are 10-4 in their last 14 games Scott Atchison's three scoreless innings of relief extend his career-long streak to 15.1 innings over his last 11 appearances. It's the longest scoreless streak by a Red Sox pitcher this season. Atchison is 1-0 in 18 games over 27 innings (an MLB high), with 19 hits surrendered and three earned runs allowed, including 20 strikeouts. He has a 1.00 ERA Because of Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals between the Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, the game will be broadcast on WRKO 680 AM instead of WEEI The Red Sox will honor Carlton Fisk tonight in a pregame ceremony as part of its Memorable Moments Month. Fisk is being honored for his 12th inning home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series against Cincinnati In facing the lefty David Price tonight, the Red Sox should be more comfortable. The Sox are first in the American League with a .470 SLG percentage against lefties, and have knocked 23 home runs and 76 RBIs against them.

Song of the day: "We are Young" by Fun (a nod to the Celtics).

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