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Game 145: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Posted by Leonard Neslin  September 14, 2012 03:00 PM

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RED SOX (64-80)
Ciriaco 3B
Ellsbury CF
Aviles 2B
Ross RF
Gomez DH
Lavarnway C
Nava LF
Loney 1B
Iglesias SS
Pitching: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-5, 7.20)

BLUE JAYS (65-77)
Davis LF
Rasmus CF
Lawrie 3B
Lind 1B
Escobar SS
Johnson 2B
Arencibia C
Sierra DH
Gose RF
Pitching: LHP Aaron Laffey (3-5, 4.43)

Game time: 7:07 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Red Sox vs. Laffey: Aviles 4-15, Pedroia 3-12, Saltalamacchia 4-10, Ellsbury 2-10, Ross 1-7, Podsednik 1-6, Ciriaco 1-6, Gomez 0-2, Iglesias 0-2, Lavarnway 0-0 (2 walks).

Blue Jays vs. Matsuzaka: Lind 4-29, Escobar 4-14, Encarnacion 2-8, Mathis 1-11, Davis, 3-9, Johnson 1-9, Arencibia 0-5, Vizquel 2-6, Rasmus 1-5, Lawrie 1-3, Torrealba 1-2, Gose 1-1, Hechavarria 1-1.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox lost their 80th game of the season Thursday night against the Yankees. The Red Sox haven't lost 80 games in a year since 1997, and they haven't had 80 losses as of Sept. 13 since 1966 when they lost 90 games and finished in ninth place out of 10 American League teams.

Notes: Tonight is the start of a seven-game road trip that ends with four games in Tampa Bay. ... The Blue Jays knocked Matsuzaka out of last Saturday's game in the second inning and he took the loss in a 9-2 drubbing. ... He held the Jays to one run over 5.1 innings on June 26. ... Laffey hasn't pitched through the fifth inning since Aug. 22 and hasn't earned a victory since Aug. 5 against the Athletics. ... The Red Sox have lost 12 of their last 14 games and the Blue Jays swept them at Fenway Park last weekend. ... The Red Sox are losing the season series against the Jays at 5-10. ... The Pawtucket Red Sox won their first International League championship since 1984 Thursday night.

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