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Game 36: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (17-18)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Drew RF
Lowrie SS
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C

Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (4-1, 2.33)

BLUE JAYS (15-20)
Escobar SS
Patterson LF
Bautista RF
Encarnacion 1B
Hill 2B
Rivera DH
Arencibia C
McDonald 3B
Davis CF

Pitching: RHP Kyle Drabek (2-2, 4.50)

Game time: 7:07 p.m.


Notes: The Sox have won three straight, six of nine and 15 of 23. The Blue Jays have lost three straight and seven of nine. … The Sox start the day 3.5 games out of first place. … Lester is 8-4, 3.30 in 14 career starts against the Jays, 4-3, 3.60 in eight games at the Rogers Centre. Lester allowed one earned run in six innings against Toronto at Fenway Park on April 17. … Ellsbury has hit safely in 18 straight games and Crawford in nine straight. … The Sox are 6-9 on the road.


Stat of the Day: Adrian Gonzalez has multi-hit games in 14 of the 35 games this season. He has hit safely in 14 of the last 15 games at 24 of 62 (.387) with 15 RBI. He starts the day tied for ninth in baseball with 25 RBIs.

Rotation shift: The Sox will pitch Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett and Lester against the Yankees this weekend and push Daisuke Matsuzaka back. The Yankees will counter with Bartolo Colon, CC Sabathia and Freddy Garcia.

Song of the Day: “Fly By Night” by Rush.


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