Game 15: Blue Jays at Red Sox

Happy Patriots Day. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (4-10)
Drew RF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Lowrie SS
Crawford LF
Varitek C
Ellsbury CF

Pitching: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2, 12.86)

Escobar SS
Patterson CF
Bautista RF
Lind 1B
Hill 2B
Arencibia C
Snider LF
Encarnacion DH
Nix 3B

Pitching: LHP Ricky Romero (1-1, 1.66)

Game time: 11:05 a.m.


Notes: The Sox have won two straight while the Jays have lost six of their last eight. … The Sox 4-4 on a homestand that ends today. The teams leaves for Oakland after a game. … Matsuzaka is 6-1, 3.80 in 11 career starts against Toronto, 2-0, 3.71 in four starts last year. He is coming off a start that saw him allow seven runs in two innings against the Rays. He gave up eight hits and two walks. … Lowrie is 11 of 19 with five RBIs and six runs scored in his last six games. … Crawford is 7 of 55 this season with 10 strikeouts. He is 0 for his last 12.


Before you start wailing about Drew hitting leadoff, be advised that he is 9 for 20 in his career against Romero with a .560 OBP. Romero is 2-4, 7.42 in nine career starts against the Sox.

Stat of the day: Daniel Bard has thrown 12 scoreless innings in his last 10 appearances against Toronto going back to Aug. 28, 2009.

Song of the day: “I Am a Patriot (And the River Opens for the Righteous)” by Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul.

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