Happy Patriots Day. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (4-10)
Pitching: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2, 12.86)
BLUE JAYS (7-8)
Pitching: LHP Ricky Romero (1-1, 1.66)
Game time: 11:05 a.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
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.