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Game 51: Indians at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 26, 2013 09:45 AM

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Good morning. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (30-20)
Ellsbury CF
Nava RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Carp LF
Drew SS
Iglesias 3B
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (3-2, 5.61).

INDIANS (27-21)
Bourn CF
Kipnis 2B
Cabrera DH
Swisher 1B
Reynolds 3B
Santana C
Brantley LF
Aviles SS
Stubbs RF
Pitching: RHP Corey Kluber (3-3, 5.19).

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Kluber: Drew 0-3, Pedroia 1-3, Ellsbury 1-2, Salty 0-2, Napoli 1-1, Nava 1-1.

Indians vs. Doubront: Swisher 5-15, Cabrera 2-9, Reynolds 1-8, Santana 2-9, Brantley 2-7, Raburn 1-5, Kipnis 1-3, Stubbs 0-1, Aviles 0-1.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 5-1 against the Indians this season, outscoring them 37-24. They are 10-4 against the Indians the last two seasons.

Notes: The Sox won two of the first three games of the series. ... Cleveland has dropped three of four overall. ... Doubront has allowed four runs on eight hits over 11 innings in his last two starts, a vast improvement over the 6.40 ERA he posted in his first six outings. Doubront faced Cleveland on April 16 and allowed two runs over five innings in a 7-2 victory. ... Kluber faced the Sox in relief on April 17, allowing one run on three hits in one inning. His last two starts (against Philadelphia and Detroit) were quality ones. He allowed six runs over 12.1 innings. ... Pedroia is 38 of 96 (.396) at Fenway. ... Drew is hitless in his last 17 at-bats. ... Ortiz has reached base safely in 14 games in a row.

Song of the Day: "Always A Friend" by Alejandro Escovedo.

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