Game 42: Tigers at Red Sox

Rain, rain go away? Here are the lineups;

RED SOX (21-20)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Lowrie SS
Cameron RF
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C

Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (4-3, 3.94).

TIGERS (22-19)
Jackson CF
Sizemore 2B
Boesch RF
Cabrera 1B
Martinez DH
Peralta SS
Avila C
Raburn LF
Inge 3B

Pitching: LHP Phil Coke (1-5, 4.54)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.


Notes: Welcome back, Victor Martinez. The former Red Sox catcher is now the DH in Detroit and hitting .312 with four homers and 23 RBIs in 27 games. … Detroit has won 10 of its last 12. … The Sox have won four straight, seven of nine and 10 of 15. … Coke has a 3.29 ERA in 16 career relief appearances against the Red Sox. He became a starter this season. … Ellsbury has hit safely in 23 of the last 24 games at .364 (39 of 107) with 12 doubles and 17 runs scored. … Youkilis has seven RBIs in the last four games. … Buchholz had a rocky April, going 1-4 with a 5.33 ERA. But he has been lights-out in May, going 3-0, 1.93. He has allowed only four earned runs in his last 18.2 innings with four walks and 15 strikeouts.


Stat of the Day: Joaquin Benoit has a 7.98 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP in 16 appearances after signing a three-year, $16.5 million deal to be the set-up man for the Tigers. Oops.

Song of the Day: “Little Latin Lupe Lu” by Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels.

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