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Game 29: Red Sox at Rangers

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 3, 2013 03:30 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (20-8)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Gomes LF
Middlebrooks 3B
Saltalamacchia C
Ciriaco SS
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (3-0, 4.24).

RANGERS (17-11)
Kinsler 2B
Andrus SS
Berkman DH
Beltre 3B
Cruz RF
Pierzynski C
Baker LF
Moreland 1B
Gentry CF
Pitching: LHP Derek Holland (1-2, 3.38).

Game time: 8:05 p.m.

TV/radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Holland: Ellsbury 3-11, Pedroia 2-14, Ortiz 2-8, Napoli 3-6, Carp 1-4, Gomes 0-5, Ciriaco 2-4, Drew 1-3, Middlebrooks 2-3.

Rangers vs. Doubront: Andrus 1-6, Kinsler 3-5, Cruz 2-4, Pierzynski 1-4, Beltre 1-3, Murphy 0-2, Gentry 1-2, Moreland 1-2, Berkman 0-1.

Stat of the Day: The Sox are 12-25 against the Rangers the last four seasons, 6-13 at Rangers Ballpark.

Notes: The Sox have won two straight and 8 of 10. They have the best record in baseball ... The Sox are second in the AL with 148 runs (the Athletics have 162) and third in runs allowed with 99 (the Rangers have allowed 94 and the Royals 98) ... Doubront is 0-2, 10.32, in five career appearances against Texas, two of them starts. He faced the Rangers once last season, on July 23, and allowed six runs over five innings ... Holland is 4-1, 3.00, in five starts against the Sox, 2-0, 3.07, in two last season ... Three Red Sox Ryan Dempster, Mike Napoli, and Koji Uehara played for the Rangers last season ... Shane Victorino missed the last seven games with a lower back injury and nine of the last 12 ... David Ortiz has hit safely in all 10 games he has played this season at 19 for 39 with 10 extra-base hits and 15 RBIs. He has a 22-game hitting streak dating back to last season ... The Sox are 9-3 on the road.

Song of the Day: "Dallas" by Joe Ely.

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