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Game 53: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  June 2, 2012 09:30 AM

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Good morning. Here is a preview of this afternoon's game:

RED SOX (27-25)
Nava LF
Aviles SS
Gonzalez RF
Ortiz DH
Saltalamacchia C
Youkilis 1B
Sweeney CF
Middlebrooks 3B
Punto 2B
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (5-2, 3.86)

BLUE JAYS (27-25)
Johnson 2B
Escobar SS
Bautista RF
Encarnacion 1B
Rasmus CF
Lawrie 3B
Davis LF
Cooper DH
Mathis C
Pitching: RHP Kyle Drabek (4-5, 4.55)

Game time: 1:07 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI

Red Sox vs. Drabek: Gonzalez 3-8, Ortiz 4-8 (2 HR), Pedroia 2-7, Youkilis 2-6, Salty 1-5, Avile 0-3, Punto 0-2, Sweeney 0-1.

Blue Jays vs. Doubront: Bautista 1-6, Encarnacion 1-4, Johnson 1-3, Arencibia 0-2, Escobar 0-2, Lawrie 2-3, Davis 0-2, Rasmus 1-2, Cooper 1-1.

Stat of the Day: Red Sox leadoff hitters have 37 RBIs, six in the last five games. No other team in the majors has more than 27 RBIs from their leadoff hitters.

Notes: The Sox have won four of five, five of seven and 15 of 21. ... The Jays have dropped six of their last nine. ... The Sox are three games out of first. But their run differential of +23 is the best in the division. ... Doubront is 1-0, 3.48 in six career appearances against the Jays. He faced them April 9 at Rogers Centre, allowing two runs on four hits over five innings. Doubront is 4-1, 2.70 in his last five starts this season. ... Drabek is 1-1, 8.16 in three career starts against the Sox but held them to one run over 5.1 innings on April 10. ... Punto is 7 of 53 (.132) on the season and 2 of 15 (.133) filling in for Dustin Pedroia at second base. ... The Sox are 14-11 on the road. ... Ortiz has 391 home runs, good for 54th place all-time. Next up is Jim Edmonds, who had 393. Then Joe Carter (396) and Dale Murphy (398).

Song of the Day: "Bottoms Up" by Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj.

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