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Game 50: Tigers at Red Sox

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  May 30, 2012 02:02 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups and pregame notes for today's game:

RED SOX (25-24)
Nava LF
Aviles SS
Gonzalez RF
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Byrd CF
Shoppach C
Punto 2B
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (3-4, 4.72)

TIGERS (23-26)
Berry CF
Worth 2B
Cabrera 3B
Fielder 1B
Young LF
Boesch RF
Peralta SS
Avila C
Laird DH
Pitching: LHP Drew Smyly (2-1, 3.14)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN/WRKO (680)

Red Sox vs. Smyly: No Red Sox have faced Smyly

Tigers vs. Lester: Avila 1-3, Berry 0-0, Boesch 2-10, Cabrera 5-11, Dirks 0-0, Fielder 2-6, Kelly 0-0, Laird 6-19, Peralta 2-6, Santiago 0-3, Worth 1-2, Young 6-28

Notes: Smyly, a rookie, is making his first start at Fenway Park ... Gonzalez needs one home run to reach 200 for his career ... Since May 11, the Red Sox have the best winning percentage in the majors (.722, tied with White Sox) ... Daisuke Matsuzaka is scheduled to start for Triple A Pawtucket Thursday against Norfolk ... The Red Sox lead the majors with 192 extra-base hits.

Stat of the day: Vicente Padilla is 16 for 16 stranding inherited runners.

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