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Game 141: Blue Jays at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 9, 2012 10:00 AM

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Good morning. Here's a preview of the game:

RED SOX (63-77)
Kalish CF
Podsednik LF
Pedroia 2B
Loney 1B
Ross DH
Ellsbury CF
Aviles SS
Lavarnway C
Ciriaco 3B
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (11-5, 4.47)

BLUE JAYS (63-75)
Lawrie 3B
Rasmus CF
Encarnacion DH
Lind 1B
Davis LF
Mathis C
Vizquel 2B
Hechavarria SS
Pitching: RHP Carlos Villanueva (7-5, 3.42)

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Red Sox vs. Villanueva: Pedroia 2-7, Ellsbury 2-5, Ross 2-4, Salty 1-5, Loney 1-4, Podesdnik 0-4, Ciriaco 1-2, Aviles 0-1.

Blue Jays vs. Buchholz: Lind 10-29, Escobar 2-9, Mathis 1-9, Arencibia 0-11, Encarnacion 1-11, Davis 0-7, Johnson 0-5, Vizquel 1-5, Lawrie 0-4, McCoy 0-4, Rasmus 1-3.

Stat of the Day: The Sox are 32-40 at home with nine games left. They have not had 45 losses at home since 1980. Their last losing record at home came in 1997 (39-42).

Notes: The Sox have lost three straight, 10 of 11 and 15 of 19 and start the day in last place in the AL East ... The Jays, who have won three straight and six of 10 ... Buchholz is 0-2, 6.52 in his last three starts. He faced the Jays on June 1 and pitched very well, allowing two runs over eight innings in a 7-2 victory. Buchholz is 8-2, 2.55 in 13 career appearances against Toronto ... Villanueva beat the Sox on July 21, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings. He is 1-5 in his last seven starts depite a 4.12 ERA. Villanueva is 2-1, 4.50 in seven career appearances against the Sox, two of them starts ... The Sox are off on Monday then host the Yankees for three games. The Yankees have lost seven of 10 and are 26-28 since the All-Star break.

Song of the Day: "Deep Eddy Blues" by The Flatlanders.

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