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Game 37: Blue Jays at Red Sox

Posted by Julian Benbow, Globe Staff  May 11, 2013 09:30 AM

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Good morning. Here are today's lineups;

RED SOX (22-14)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Gomes LF
Middlebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Ross C
Pitching: Clay Buchholz (6-0, 1.60).

BLUE JAYS (13-24)
Cabrera LF
Bautista RF
Encarnacion DH
Arencibia C
Lind 1B
Lawrie 3B
Rasmus CF
Bonifacio 2B
Kawasaki SS
Pitching: Mark Buehrle (1-2, 7.02).

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI-FM.

Red Sox vs. Buehrle: Ortiz 24-68, Pedroia 7-24, Gomes 6-15, Ellsbury 5-14, Napoli 3-13, Victorino 4-11, Middlebrooks 4-7, Ross 2-8, Drew 1-3, Nava 1-3, Buchholz 0-2, Saltalamcchia 0-3.

Blue Jays vs. Buchholz: Lind 11-37, Bautista 7-28, Izturis 9-25, Encarnacion 1-18, Davis 2-14, Lawrie 1-13, Arencibia 0-14, Cabrera 2-12, Rasmus 1-8, Buehrle 0-2, Kawasaki 1-2.

Stat of the Day: For his career, Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .325 against the Jays with 10 home runs and 40 RBIs.

Notes: Pedroia boosted his average to .324 after going 2 for 3 on Friday. Over the past six games, he’s hitting .478. He’s reached base in all but one home game. … Buchholz is making his second start of the year against the Jays and his first since being accused of cheating by Toronto media. His career 2.42 ERA against the Jays is his second lowest against any American League team. The Jays have hit .207 against him. He’s 9-2 in his last 13 starts against since July 2009, with the Sox winning 10 of those starts … This is Mark Buehrle’s 21st start against the Sox, who have hit .299 against him in his career, the fourth best average among all major league teams … Along with going hitless in his past 16 at-bats, Ortiz is 5 of 29 since May 3, grounding into four double plays .. After going 18-8 in April, the Sox are 4-6 in May. They’re 11-5 against AL East opponents … No Jay has seen Buchholz more than Adam Lind (11 of 37) … Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie is 2 for his last 31.

Song of the Day: “The Zone” by The Weeknd.

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