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Game 67: Red Sox at Rays

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  June 12, 2013 02:40 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (40-26)
Ellsbury CF
Nava RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Carp LF
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Pitching: RHP Alfredo Aceves (2-1, 6.57).

RAYS (35-29)
Joyce RF
Zobrist 2B
Johnson LF
Longoria 3B
Loney 1B
Jennings CF
Scott DH
Lobaton C
Escobar SS
Pitching: RHP Chris Archer (1-1, 4.91).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV, radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Archer: Ellsbury 3-3, Pedroia 0-3, Iglesias 0-1, Nava 0-1, Saltalamacchia 0-1.

Rays vs. Aceves: Rodriguez 1-9, Longoria 0-7, Zobrist 0-7, Scott 0-7, Jennings 2-5, Joyce 0-6, Molina 1-5, Escobar 1-4, Fuld 1-3, Johnson 0-3, Lobaton 0-1.

Stat of the Day: The Rays have hit eight home runs in the series, the Red Sox none.

Notes: The rubber game of the series will feature Aceves, who was called up from Pawtucket for the start and could well be going right back afterward Aceves made a spot start against the Phillies May 27. He allowed one run over six innings ... Aceves is 4-2, 4.73 in 13 career starts, and 2-1, 2.39 in 19 career appearances (all in relief) against the Rays ... Archer is making his third start of the season. The 24-year-old faced the Red Sox last Sept. 19 and allowed three runs over five innings ... The Sox are 6-2 against the Rays this season ... Saltalamacchia is 6 of his last 11 with seven RBIs and three extra-base hits, and 15 of his last 37 with nine extra-base hits and 13 RBIs in his last nine ... Drew is 4 of his last 22 with 12 strikeouts ... Sox pitchers have allowed 16 runs on 27 hits over 22 innings in this series ... Ellsbury has reached safely in his last 15 games, has a 10-game hit streak, and has scored a run in his last nine games.

Song of the Day: "Ace of Spades" by Motörhead.

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