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Game 107: Twins at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 3, 2012 03:20 PM

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Here is a preview of the game:

RED SOX (53-53)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Ross RF
Gonzalez 1B
Lavarnway DH
Middlebrooks 3B
Crawford LF
Shoppach C
Aviles SS
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (10-5, 4.37)

TWINS (45-60)
Span CF
Revere RF
Mauer C
Willingham DH
Morneau 1B
Valencia 3B
Mastroianni LF
Dozier SS
Carroll 2B
Pitching: LHP Brian Duensing (2-6, 4.53)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Red Sox vs. Duensing: Aviles 4-14, Shoppach 0-8, Crawford 0-5, Ross 0-3, Ellsbury 1-2, Gonzalez 0-2, Salty 1-2, Pedroia 0-1.

Twins vs. Doubront: Carroll 1-2.

Stat of the Day: As of tonight's game, the season is two-thirds over.

Notes: The Sox are nine games out of first and four games out in the wild card with 56 games left. ... Doubront is making his first career appearance against the Twins. The Sox are 14-6 in the games he has started. ... Duensing is 0-1, 3.60 in four career outings (one start) against the Red Sox, a total of five innings. ... Gonzalez has multiple hits in five of the last six games. He has at least two hits in 18 of the last 34 games. Gonzalez has walked in each of the last three games after going 29 games without a walk. ... Aviles is back after missing five games with turf toe. ... The Twins have won five of their last seven. ... Revere has a 16-game hit streak, his career best. ... The Sox are 22-12 against lefthanded starters. ... The newest members of the Red Sox Hall of Fame, who were inducted this morning, will be recognized on the field before the game. They are Marty Barrett, Ellis Burks, Joe Dobson, Dutch Leonard and Curt Schilling along with former groundskeeper Joe Mooney and former owner John I. Taylor. Dobson, Leonard and Taylor were inducted posthumously.

Song of the Day: "Evenflow" by Pearl Jam.

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