Game 28: Angels at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (12-15)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Drew RF
Lowrie SS
Crawford LF
Varitek C

Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (1-3, 5.33).

ANGELS (16-12)
Izturis 2B
Abreu DH
Kendrick 1B
Hunter RF
Callaspo 3B
Wells LF
Aybar SS
Mathis C
Bourjos CF

Pitching: RHP Jered Weaver (6-0, 0.99).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.


Notes: The optimist says the Red Sox have won 10 of 15. The pessimist says they have dropped four of the last six. … Buchholz has some work to do. He has allowed 34 hits (6 of them home runs) and 16 walks in 27 innings this season. He is 4-2, 4.17 in six career starts against the Angels. … Weaver has been pretty much the best pitcher in the American League this season. But he is 2-4, 4.40 in 10 career starts against the Red Sox. In 12 innings (two starts) last season he allowed eight earned runs on 12 hits. … Ortiz is 10 of 31 against Weaver with three dingers. … The Sox are 6-6 at Fenway. … Ellsbury has a 10-game hitting streak and Gonzalez an eight-game streak. … Crawford has seven RBIs in his last seven games. … The Red Sox have committed five errors in the last three games after making none in the previous eight. … Matt Albers has allowed one run on three hits over eight innings this season.


Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 13-1 against the Angels the last two seasons, outscoring them 88-41. They swept a four-game series at Anaheim April 21-24.

Song of the Day: “Rock The Casbah” by The Clash.

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