Game 55: White Sox at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (30-24)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Crawford LF
Lowrie SS
Drew RF
Varitek C

Pitching: RHP Alfredo Aceves (2-0, 2.22)

WHITE SOX (25-31)
Pierre LF
Ramirez SS
Quentin RF
Konerko 1B
Pierzynski C
Rios CF
Dunn DH
Beckham 2B
Morel 3B

Pitching: RHP Phil Humber (3-3, 2.85)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.


Notes: The Sox have lost two straight and have not lost three straight since May 4-6. … Aceves is facing the White Sox for the sixth time in his career, the second time as a starter. He has a 4.05 ERA in 11 innings against them. … Humber is facing the Red Sox for the first time in his career. Only Drew Sutton (0 for 1) has ever faced him before.


Honor for Crawford: Carl Crawford has been named the American League Player of the Week. In seven games last week, Crawford batted .423 (11 for 26) with two doubles, two triples, three home runs, and eight RBIs to help lead Boston to a 5-2 record against AL Central powers Cleveland and Detroit.

Stat of the Day: Gonzalez has 41 hits, 9 homers, and 31 RBIs in May with one game remaining He is the 1st Red Sox to reach those marks in hits and RBIs in the month of May since Jim Rice in 1978 (45 hits, 33 RBIs). The last Red Sox to reach those milestones in any month was Nick Esasky in August 1989 (42 hits, 35 RBIs).

Song of the Day: “Don’t Look Back” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

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