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Game 49: Tigers at Red Sox

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  May 29, 2012 03:56 PM

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Good afternoon. Here is a look at today's game and lineups:

RED SOX (24-24)
Nava LF
Sweeney RF
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 3B
Saltalamacchia C
Aviles SS
Podsednik CF
Punto 2B
Pitching: RHP Daniel Bard (4-5, 4.69)

TIGERS (23-25)
Berry CF
Dirks LF
Cabrera 3B
Fielder 1B
Boesch DH
Peralta SS
Avila C
Santiago 2B
Kelly RF
Pitching: RHP Justin Verlander (5-2, 2.15)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN and ESPN/WEEI

Red Sox vs. Verlander: Aviles 3-13, Byrd 5-11, Gonzalez 1-9, Middlebrooks 0-0, Nava 0-0, Ortiz 6-21, Pedroia 0-13, Podsednik 5-31, Punto 4-26, Saltalamacchia 0-9, Shoppach 4-18, Youkilis 6-23.

Tigers vs. Bard: Avila 0-0, Berry 0-0, Boesch 1-3, Cabrera 1-5, Dirks 0-1, Fielder 0-0, Jackson 0-1, Kelly 0-0, Laird 0-0, Peralta 1-5, Santiago 0-1, Worth 0-0, Young 1-2.

Notes: Yesterday's 7-4 win over the Tigers snapped Detroit's four-game winning streak against the Red Sox, including a three-game sweep to open the season. The Red Sox have now won 12 of their last 17 games since May 11, a stretch that is tied for the best in baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox Adrian Gonzalez is one home run away from his 200th career bomb Between Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Kelly Shoppach, the Red Sox lead all catchers in slugging percentage (.561) and a major league best 27 extra base hits The Red Sox will honor "Breaking Barriers" essay contest winner Chava Sosis, a sixth grader from Providence. Participants were asked to write about obstacles they faced and how they used the values of Jackie Robinson.

Stat of the day: The Red Sox have outscored opponents 88-57 since May 11.

Song of the Day: "What Dreams Are Made Of" by Pusha T.

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