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Game 107: Indians at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (60-46)
Scutaro SS
McDonald CF
Martinez C
Ortiz DH
Beltre 3B
Lowell 1B
Lowrie 2B
Hall LF
Kalish RF

Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (2-1, 6.33)

INDIANS (45-61)
Crowe CF
Cabrera SS
Choo RF
Duncan LF
Brown DH
LaPorta 1B
Valbuena 2B
Nix 3B
Marson C

Pitching: LHP David Huff (2-9, 6.04)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.


State of the Sox: The Sox have won two of their last three and six of their last eight. They start the day 6.5 games out first place in the division and the wild card.

Beckett being Beckett: Josh Beckett has allowed four runs in 12.2 innings since coming off the disabled list. He is 2-4, 6.56 against Cleveland in his career but these are not the Indians he used to face.

Streaking in: David Ortiz has hit in 11 straight at 15 of 46 with 12 RBIs. … Marco Scutaro had hit safely in seven straight at 14 of 32 to raise his batting average from .273 to .284.

Beltre report: He is 25 of 69 in the last 17 games with 10 runs scored, 16 RBIs and 11 extra-base hits.

Hall monitor: He’s back in the lineup against the lefty after not starting in four of the previous seven games.

Other stuff: The Sox are 14 of 68 (.206) with runners in scoring position in the last six games. … Jed Lowrie is 7 of 18 his last six games. … The Sox are 2-3 against Cleveland this season.

On the iPod right now: Hey Bartender by The Blues Brothers.

Back later with more including a live in-game blog.

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