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Game 123: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 15, 2013 02:40 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (72-50)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Gomes LF
Drew SS
Lavarnway C
Nava 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Pitching: RHP Jake Peavy (9-4, 4.50).

BLUE JAYS (55-65)
Reyes SS
Davis CF
Bautista RF
Encarnacion DH
Lawrie 3B
Lind 1B
Arencibia C
Pillar LF
Kawasaki 2B
Pitching: LHP Mark Buehrle (8-7, 4.43).

Game time: 7:07 p.m.

TV/radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Buehrle: Ortiz 25-71, Pedroia 9-29, Gomes 7-21, Napoli 4-19, Ellsbury 6-19, Victorino 5-17, Middlebrooks 5-10, Drew 1-5, Nava 2-6, Lavarnway 1-3, Saltalamacchia 0-3.

Blue Jays vs. Peavy: Encarnacion 4-18, Reyes 5-18, Bautista 2-14, Lind 3-9, Izturis 3-7, Lawrie 2-7, Davis 0-7, Arencibia 0-4, DeRosa 0-3.

Stat of the Day: The Sox are 4-5 on a road trip that ends today. They have scored 44 runs in the nine games and given up 44 runs.

Notes: The Sox start the day three games up in the division race. They are 9-6 against Toronto this season ... Peavy has had one strong start and one poor one since joining the Red Sox. Overall: 12 IP, 14 H, 8 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 3 HR. Peavy is 2-0, 3.60, in five career starts against Toronto. He faced the Jays three times last season and allowed five earned runs over 21.1 innings ... Buehrle is 0-4, 4.97, in eight starts against the Red Sox since the start of the 2010 season. He has not beaten the Sox since 2009. In three starts against the Sox this season, Buehrle has allowed 10 earned runs on 19 hits over 19.2 innings ... Ellsbury has a 16-game hit streak against Toronto ... The Sox are 4 for 23 with runners in scoring position for the series.

Song of the Day: "Homeward Bound" by Simon & Garfunkel.

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