Game 48: Red Sox at Indians

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (25-22)
Ellsbury CF
Lowrie SS
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Drew RF
Varitek C
Crawford LF
Sutton 2B

Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (3-1, 1.73)

INDIANS (30-15)
Brantley LF
A. Cabrera SS
Choo RF
Santana C
Buck DH
O. Cabrera 2B
LaPorta 1B
Hannahan 3B
Carrera CF

Pitching: RHP Fausto Carmona (3-4, 4.76)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.


Notes: The Sox have lost two of their last three but remain only a half-game out of first place in the AL East. … The Indians have won four straight and have the best record in baseball. … Beckett is 3-5 with a 3.55 ERA in eight career starts against Cleveland, 0-3, 6.48 in three starts at Progressive Field. … Beckett faced the Indians on April 5 and allowed three runs on five hits over five innings. He is 3-0, 1.38 in his eight starts since. … Beckett in May: 23.1 IP, 16 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 8 BB, 20 K in four starts. … Carmona is 2-3, 3.44 in eight career appearances against the Sox. He faced the Sox on April and beat Jon Lester 1-0. His line that day: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K. … Carmona has allowed 12 runs on 13 hits over 12.2 innings in his last two starts this season. … Sutton is starting a game in the majors for the first time since last Oct. 3 when he started for Cleveland at shortstop against the White Sox and was 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs at Chicago.


Red Sox vs. Carmona: Ellsbury 3-10, Gonzalez 0-2, Youkilis 3-13, Ortiz 6-18, Drew 3-16, Varitek 3-8, Lowrie 0-0, Crawford 4-17.

Indians vs. Beckett: Brantley 3-5, A. Cabrera 6-17, Choo 4-13, O. Cabrera 11-50, Everett 3-14, Hannahan 1-6, LaPorta 1-8, Kearns 0-5.

Stat of the Day: Drew is hitting .252 with a .779 OPS since the start of last season. Prior to that, he was hitting .283 with an .896 OPS in his career.

Song of the Day: “Middle of the Road” by The Pretenders.

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