Game 63: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (36-26)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Lowrie SS
Crawford LF
Cameron RF
Saltalamacchia C

Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (4-3, 3.82)

BLUE JAYS (32-31)
McCoy SS
Patterson LF
Bautista RF
Lind DH
Rivera 1B
Arencibia C
Hill 2B
Davis CF
Nix 3B

Pitching: LHP Jo-Jo Reyes (2-4, 4.16)

Game time: 7:07 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI

Notes: Buchholz is pitching for the first time since June 3 because of a sore lower back. He is coming off two rough starts (10.2 IP, 14 H, 8 ER) but has had success against the Blue Jays in his career. Buchholz is 6-3, 2.73 in 11 appearances against Toronto, 4-2, 1.69 at the Rogers Centre. … Buchholz faced the Jays on April 15 and allowed three runs over five innings. … Reyes has faced the Red Sox once in his career, allowing four runs on seven hits over three innings on April 16. … The Sox are 3-3 against the Jays this season, 0-2 in Toronto. … The Sox have won six straight, 11 of 15 and 22 of 30. … David Ortiz has hit safely in nine straight at 16 of 34 (.471) with nine extra-base hits and 12 RBIs. … Jacoby Ellsbury has hit safely in 13 of 14 games at .390 (23 of 59) with eight stolen bases, nine extra-base hits and 10 RBIs. … The Sox are 13-7 against a lefthanded starter. … Toronto slugger Jose Bautista (.345, 20 HR, 41 RBIs) has gone 11 games and 41 ABs since his last home run. … The Blue Jays are 14 for 18 in stolen bases against the Red Sox in six games. John Farrell knows the Sox pitchers well and will exploit their weakness at holding runners.


Stat of the Day: Adrian Gonzalez has driven in at least one run in six consecutive games, matching the longest such streak of his career.

Song of the Day: “Hey Hey, My My” by Neil Young.

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