Good morning. Here is a preview of this afternoon's game:
RED SOX (27-25)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (5-2, 3.86)
BLUE JAYS (27-25)
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.