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Game 27: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 1, 2013 02:52 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (18-8)
Ellsbury CF
Gomes LF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Ross C
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (5-0, 1.19).

BLUE JAYS (10-17)
Lawrie 3B
Rasmus CF
Bautista RF
Encarnacion 1B
Lind DH
Cabrera LF
Arencibia C
Izturis 2B
Kawasaki SS
Pitching: LHP Mark Buehrle (1-1, 6.35).

Game time: 7:07 p.m.

TV, radio: NESN Plus / WEEI. You can find NESN Plus channel listings here.

Red Sox vs. Buehrle: Ortiz 23-65, Pedroia 7-21, Gomes 6-13, Napoli 2-11, Victorino 4-11, Ellsbury 4-10, Middlebrooks 2-5, Ross 2-5, Salty 0-3.

Blue Jays vs. Buchholz: Lind 11-35, Bautista 7-26, Izturis 9-23, Encarnacion 1-15, Davis 2-14, Lawrie 1-10, Arencibia 0-11. Cabrera 1-7, Rasmus 1-6.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox have hit 11 home runs in four games at Rogers Centre. They have 14 home runs in 16 games at Fenway Park.

Notes: Buchholz has been outstanding all season and is pitching against a team he usually handles well. The righthander is 8-4, 2.60, in 15 career appearances against the Jays, 6-2, 1.67, in nine starts at the Rogers Centre ... Buehrle is 6-8, 4.64, against the Red Sox in his career. He was 0-2, 6.00, in two starts last season for Miami, giving up eight runs on 12 hits over 12 innings ... Encarnacion is 10 of his last 30, with seven home runs. He is 1 for 15 against Buchholz, however ... Ortiz is 18 of 36 with nine extra-base hits and 15 RBIs in nine games since coming off the disabled list. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Ortiz is just the third player to hit .500 with at least 15 RBIs over his first nine games of a season. Hall of Famers Dave Winfield (17 for 34, 16 RBIs for 1988 Yankees) and Willie Mays (17 for 34, 17 RBIs for 1964 Giants) are the others ... Pedroia is 11 of his last 23 with four doubles and five RBIs ... Napoli is 2 of his last 12 with eight strikeouts.

Song of the Day: "The Big Money" by Rush.

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