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Game 33: Blue Jays at Red Sox

The homestand continues. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (16-16)
Scutaro SS
Pedroia 2B
Martinez C
Youkilis 1B
Drew RF
Ortiz DH
Beltre 3B
Hermida LF
McDonald CF

Pitching: RHP John Lackey (3-1, 3.89).

BLUE JAYS (19-14)
Lewis LF
Hill 2B
Lind DH
Wells CF
Overbay 1B
Gonzalez SS
Bautista 3B
Buck C
Snider RF

Pitching: RHP Brandon Morrow (2-2, 5.40).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN Plus / WEEI.

State of the Sox: The Red Sox start the day 6.5 games out of first place. The Sox are 5-2 on a homestand that has three games left.

Eastern front: The Sox are 7-12 against teams in the division.

Beating on the Blue Jays: The Red Sox swept a three-game series at Toronto April 26-28, winning 13-12, 2-1 and 2-0. The Blue Jays have won nine of 11 since.

No Lack of success: John Lackey is 3-3, 3.31 in 11 career starts against Toronto. He is 2-1, 2.57 in his last three starts for the Red Sox. He allowed one run over seven innings against the Angels last Wednesday.

Streaking Sox: Marco Scutaro has hit safely in 12 of the last 13 games. … J.D. Drew has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games at 17 of 27 with nine RBI and seven extra-base hits. … Adrian Beltre is 23 of his last 58 (.397) with eight extra-base hits and 12 RBI. … Kevin Youkilis has hit in eight straight at 11 of 25 with five extra-base hits.

On the iPod right now: Stop Your Sobbing by The Kinks.

Back with more later on, including a live game blog.

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