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Game 90: Red Sox at Angels

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  July 7, 2013 03:00 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (54-35)
Ellsbury CF
Nava RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Carp LF
Lavarnway C
Holt 3B
Iglesias SS
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (6-5, 2.81).

ANGELS (42-45)
Shuck LF
Trout CF
Pujols DH
Hamilton RF
Kendrick 2B
Callaspo 3B
Hawpe 1B
Conger C
Aybar SS
Pitching: RHP Jered Weaver (2-4, 3.79).

Game time: 8:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: ESPN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Weaver: Ortiz 11-34 (3 HR); Pedroia 5-31, Napoli 8-25 (2 HR), Ellsbury 7-25, Saltalamacchia 5-15, Carp 3-12, Gomes 2-8, Lavarnway 1-4, Iglesias 0-3, Victorino 0-1.

Angels vs. Lackey: Hamilton 12-27 (4 HR), Kendrick 4-15, Callaspo 5-14, Aybar 3-10, Harris 1-6, Hawpe 2-6, Trumbo 1-5.

Stat of the Day: Lackey is 4-1 with a 4.32 ERA in five career starts against the Angels, his former team. At Angel Stadium, he is 2-0 and has allowed two earned runs over 15.1 innings.

Notes: The Sox have been adept at turning the page after rough losses this season. That quality will be tested after a 9-7 loss on Saturday night that saw them give up four runs in the ninth then two in the 11th. ... The Sox have won five of six and nine of 11 and start the day with a five-game lead in the division. ... The Angels have won 10 of the last 13 meetings between the teams. ... If the Sox win tonight, it will be their 19th series victory of the season. They won 20 series all last season. ... The Sox are 23-19 on the road but have dropped seven of 10. ... Ortiz has 1,682 hits as a DH. Harold Baines holds the record of 1,688. Ortiz already has the most runs, RBIs, doubles and home runs as a DH. ... Ellsbury has a 16-game hit streak. He is 27 of 68 with 13 runs scored in those 16 games. ... Nava is 6 for 10 with three doubles in the series. ... Uehara has pitched on eight of the last 11 days including four of the last five. ... Weaver is 3-5, 4.31 in 13 career starts against the Red Sox.

Song of the Day: "It Was A Good Day" by Ice Cube.

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