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Game 76: Red Sox at Tigers

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  June 21, 2013 02:57 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (44-31)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava LF
Saltalamacchia C
Drew SS
Iglesias 3B
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (6-4, 4.37).

TIGERS (40-31)
Infante 2B
Hunter RF
Cabrera 3B
Fielder 1B
Martinez DH
Peralta SS
Garcia CF
Dirks LF
Pena C
Pitching: RHP Doug Fister (6-4, 3.21).

Game time: 7:08 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Fister: Ortiz 5-16, Napoli 1-11, Nava 3-8, Pedroia 1-7, Salty 4-6, Ellsbury 1-3, Drew 0-4, Gomes 1-3, Middlebrooks 1-2, Carp 0-2.

Tigers vs. Lester: Peralta 7-24, Hunter 10-23, Cabrera 8-14, Jackson 2-10, Pena 4-11, Fielder 3-9, Martinez 5-9, Santiago 0-3, Tuiasosopo 0-2.

Stat of the Day: Through 70 games, Cabrera had 100 hits and 71 RBIs. The last player to do that was Ted Williams in 1948.

Notes: The Red Sox have dropped three of five and six of their last 10 following a stunning loss on Thursday night. They are a game up on the Orioles in the division. ... The Tigers are 24-12 at home with wins in 57 of their last 80 games at Comerica Park. ... David Ortiz has 54 RBIs since being activated off the disabled list on April 20, the most in the majors. Ortizís home run on Thursday was the 17th of his career at Comerica Park, tied with Jim Thome and Paul Konerko for the most by a visiting player at the ballpark. Big Papi has five homers off lefthanders this season. That's second among lefthanded American League batters to Baltimore's Chris Davis, who has six. ... Lester is 0-4, 7.20 in his last six starts. His last win was May 15 and the team is only 9-6 in his starts. He is 0-2, 4.78 in five career starts against the Tigers but allowed only five earned runs over 13.2 innings against them last season. ... Fister is 1-4, 4.09 in six starts against the Sox. He is 1-3 in his last five starts despite a sterling 2.61 ERA and an 0.92 WHIP. ... The Sox are 24-13 against the Tigers since the start of the 2008 season but have lost five straight games at Comerica Park. ... Hard to believe but true: The Sox lead the American League in triples (18) and stolen bases (59). ... Ortiz is 7 of 16 with three extra-base hits and five RBIs in his last four games. ... Middlebrooks is 4 of 29 since coming off the DL.

Song of the Day: "Loose Ends" by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

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