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Game 24: Astros at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  April 27, 2013 02:50 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (16-7)
Ellsbury CF
Nava RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Carp RF
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (2-0, 4.32).

ASTROS (7-16)
Altuve 2B
Barnes RF
Laird 1B
Carter LF
Cedeno DH
Corporan C
Dominguez 3B
Gonzalez SS
Grossman CF
Pitching: RHP Brad Peacock (1-2, 7.50).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Peacock: Victorino 0-3.

Astros vs. Doubront: Pena 1-8, Carter 0-1.

Stat of the Day: Ellsbury has hit safely in 20 of the 23 games this season.

Notes: The Sox have won three straight and four of five. They are tied with Texas for the best record in baseball. ... Doubront is facing the Astros for the first time in his career. ... Peacock is a 25-year-old rookie. He was acquired from Oakland on Feb. 4 as part of a package for Jed Lowrie. Peacock will be making his seventh career start, the fifth this season. He is 3-2, 4.40 in his career and will be facing the Red Sox for the first time. ... Red Sox starters are 13-4 with a 3.09 ERA. That's second in the AL to Texas (2.93). Sox starters are averaging 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings. ... Ortiz is 12 of 24 with three doubles, two homers, six RBIs and six runs scored in six games since coming back. ... Pedroia is 6 of his last 13 with three doubles and two RBIs. ... Middlebrooks is 3 of his last 8 with a double and a homer. ... The franchise record for wins in April is 18 (1998 and 2003). The Sox gave three games left this month. ... The Sox are 9-2 against the Astros. ... The Sox have outscored the Astros 14-5 in the first two games of the season. The Sox have had 28 hits, 14 for extra bases.

Song of the Day: "Houston" by R.E.M.

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