Game 50: Tigers at Red Sox

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups and pregame notes for today’s game:

RED SOX (25-24)
Nava LF
Aviles SS
Gonzalez RF
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Byrd CF
Shoppach C
Punto 2B
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (3-4, 4.72)

TIGERS (23-26)
Berry CF
Worth 2B
Cabrera 3B
Fielder 1B
Young LF
Boesch RF
Peralta SS
Avila C
Laird DH
Pitching: LHP Drew Smyly (2-1, 3.14)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN/WRKO (680)

Red Sox vs. Smyly: No Red Sox have faced Smyly

Tigers vs. Lester: Avila 1-3, Berry 0-0, Boesch 2-10, Cabrera 5-11, Dirks 0-0, Fielder 2-6, Kelly 0-0, Laird 6-19, Peralta 2-6, Santiago 0-3, Worth 1-2, Young 6-28


Notes: Smyly, a rookie, is making his first start at Fenway Park … Gonzalez needs one home run to reach 200 for his career … Since May 11, the Red Sox have the best winning percentage in the majors (.722, tied with White Sox) … Daisuke Matsuzaka is scheduled to start for Triple A Pawtucket Thursday against Norfolk … The Red Sox lead the majors with 192 extra-base hits.

Stat of the day: Vicente Padilla is 16 for 16 stranding inherited runners.

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