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Game 28: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 2, 2013 02:38 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (19-8)
Ellsbury CF
Gomes LF
Pedroia 2B
Napoli DH
Nava RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Carp 1B
Ross C
Drew SS
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (1-2, 3.30).

BLUE JAYS (10-18)
Lawrie 3B
Lind 1B
Bautista RF
Encarnacion DH
Arencibia C
Cabrera LF
Rasmus CF
Bonifacio 2B
Kawasaki SS
Pitching: LHP J.A. Happ (2-1, 3.86).

Game time: 7:07 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Happ: Gomes 0-10, Ellsbury 3-9, Drew 2-6, Victorino 1-3, Pedroia 3-5, Ciriaco 0-2, Ortiz 0-2, Salty 0-2, Middlebrooks 0-2, Napoli 0-2, Ross 0-2.

Blue Jays vs. Dempster: Bonifacio 3-16, Encarnacion 1-11, Bautista 2-10, Rasmus 1-11, Cabrera 3-9, Blanco 0-6, DeRosa 0-6, Davis 0-1, Izturis 0-1.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 13-0 when they score first. The Yankees are 9-0. They are the only teams undefeated when scoring first this season.

Notes: The Sox, 8-3 on the road, seek to win the series with Dempster pitching in Toronto for the first time in his 16-year career. Rogers Centre will be the 41st major league stadium Dempster has pitched in, 42 if you count Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan. ... Dempster last faced Toronto on June 8, 2005 when he was a closer for the Cubs. A Canadian, Dempster is 5-0, 3.29 in eight appearances in Canada, all in Montreal. ... Dempster has struck out 43 in 30 innings. ... Happ beat the Red Sox on April 6, throwing 5.1 shutout innings. He gave up one hit, walked three and struck out six. Happ is 1-1, 4.91 in four career appearances against the Sox. ... The Sox have hit .286 with 36 runs and 28 extra-base hits in fives games at Rogers Centre this season. ... The Sox are 3-2 against Toronto, outscoring the Jays 36-19. ... Ortiz has hit safely in all 10 games he has played this season at 19 of 39 (.487) with 10 extra-base hits and 15 RBIs. He has a 22-game hit streak going back to last July 2. Ortiz is 36 of 78 (.461) in the streak with 13 extra-base hits and 21 RBIs. ... Ortiz has 31 homers at the Rogers Centre. Alex Rodriguez, with 34, is the only opposing player with more. ... Pedroia has an eight-game hit streak. ... Carp is 12 of his last 22 with nine extra-base hits and seven RBIs. ... Drew is 7 of his last 22 with three extra-base hits, five walks and seven RBIs.

Song of the Day: "Complete Control" by The Clash.

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