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Game 50: Indians at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 25, 2013 09:50 AM

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Good morning. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (29-20)
Ellsbury CF
Gomes LF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava RF
Ross C
Iglesias SS
Ciriaco 3B
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (6-1, 3.15).

INDIANS 27-20)
Stubbs CF
Aviles 2B
Cabrera SS
Swisher 1B
Reynolds 3B
Santana DH
Gomes C
Brantley LF
Raburn RF
Pitching: LHP Scott Kazmir (2-2, 6.35).

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Kazmir: Ortiz 10-52, Pedroia 20-42, Ellsbury 7-26, Salty 0-7, Napoli 0-4.

Indians vs. Lester: Swisher 15-49, Cabrera 4-19, Reynolds 5-15, Raburn 2-9, Santana 2-7, Aviles 1-7, Brantley 1-8, Bourn 2-7, Giambi 2-6, Gomes 1-3, Phelps 0-2, Stubbs 0-2.

Stat of the Day: The Sox are +43 in run differential in 24 games played on the road (15-9) and -7 in 25 games played at home (14-11). They are averaging 5.25 runs on the road and 4.52 runs at home.

Notes: Lester is 6-1, 3.27 in 12 career starts against the Indians, 3-0, 1.04 in the last four. That includes a victory on April 18 in Cleveland that saw him allow two runs over seven innings. ... Kazmir is facing the Red Sox for the first time since Aug. 10, 2010 when he was with the Angels. He is 8-8, 4.06 in 25 career starts against the Sox, 6-5, 3.90 in 15 starts at Fenway. Kazmir allowed nine runs in eight innings in his last two starts. ... The Sox are 2-6 in their last eight home games. ... Ellsbury has hit in four straight at 5 of 14 with two runs scored and three walks. ... Andrew Miller's last 6 outings: 5.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K. ... Pedroia is hitting .391 at home and has hit safely in 24 of 25 games at Fenway Park. ... Drew is 0 for his last 17 since returning from a two-game absence with a back injury. That has dropped his average from .238 to .205. ... Koji Uehara's last 7 appearances: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 12 K. He has not allowed a run in 18 of his 21 outings. ... Saltalamacchia has started six straight games. He has reached base safely in 14 consecutive games, hitting 15 of 47 (.319 in the process).

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