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Game 14: Red Sox at Indians

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  April 17, 2013 02:45 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (9-4)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Napoli DH
Nava LF
Middlebrooks 3B
Saltalamacchia C
Drew SS,
Carp 1B
Pitching: RHP Alfredo Aceves (0-0, 6.75).

INDIANS (5-7)
Brantley LF
Cabrera SS
Santana C
Swisher RF
Giambi DH
Reynolds 1B
Phelps 2B
Chisenhall 3B
Stubbs CF
Pitching: RHP Justin Masterson (3-0, 0.41).

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI-FM.

Red Sox vs. Masterson: Napoli 4-15, Pedroia 1-13, Ellsbury 2-9, Salty 3-8, Drew 1-6, Carp 0-4, Victorino 0-2, Middlebrooks 2-3, Nava 1-1, Ross 0-3, Gomes 0-1.

Indians vs. Aceves: Reynolds 4-12, Swisher 3-9, Cabrera 0-2, Santana 0-1, Aviles 1-2, Bourn 1-2, Brantley 1-2, Kipnis 1-2.

Stat of the Day: The Sox have not been six games over .500 since the end of the 2011 season. Their high-water mark was five games over last season, the last time on July 1 when they were 42-37.

Notes: The Sox have won four straight and are 5-2 on the road. ... Red Sox starters are 6-2 with a 2.09 ERA. ... Ellsbury has hit in six straight and 11 of 13 this season. He leads the majors with six stolen bases. ... Pedroia has reached base safely in all 13 games this season and 23 straight going back to last season. ... Aceves is making his first career start against the Indians. He has a 2.35 ERA in six relief outings. ... Masterson, the former Sox prospect, is 3-1, 3.21 in five career starts against Boston. He has struck out 20 in 22 innings this season. ... The Sox have played only three games since 2001 before crowds of less than 10,000. All have been in Cleveland in April. Tuesday's game drew 9,143. ... Middlebrooks is 2 of 25 with 10 strikeouts in the last seven games. ... The Indians are 2-4 at home.

Song of the Day: "Into The Fire" by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

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