Game 65: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Here are the lineups as the Red Sox seek a sweep:

RED SOX (38-26)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C
Drew RF
Scutaro SS

Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (8-2, 3.98)

BLUE JAYS (32-33)
Escobar SS
Patterson LF
Bautista RF
Lind 1B
Arencibia C
Encarnacion DH
Hill 2B
Davis CF
Nix 3B

Pitching: RHP Kyle Drabek (4-4, 4.98)

Game time: 1:07 p.m.


Notes: The Sox are 5-0 on their nine-game road trip. After finishing up in Toronto today, they fly to Tampa and start a series against the Rays on Tuesday. … The Sox have won eight straight and 13 of their last 17. … The Sox are hitting .316 on the trip and have scored 46 runs. Of their 59 hits, 23 are for extra bases. … The Sox are 36-16 since April 16 and have won 24 of their last 32. … The Sox are 15-6 in day games. … Lester is 8-4 with a 3.59 in 15 career starts against Toronto. He is 1-0 in two starts this season, allowing six earned runs on 13 hits over 11.1 innings. … Drabek has faced the Sox once, on May 10. He allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings. … Ellsbury is 12 of 25 on the trip with seven runs scored, four RBIs and four extra-base hits. He has hit safely in nine straight at 19 of 44 (.431) and 15 of 16 at 28 of 70 (.400). … Pedroia is 6 of 9 in the last two games with four RBI and two walks. … Lowrie is 2 of his last 24. … Scutaro is 8 of 20 since coming off the disabled list and 14 of 31 in his last eight games overall. … Gonzalez has driven in a run in eight consecutive games. … Daniel Bard has a streak of 7.2 consecutive scoreless innings going.


Stat of the Day: Since starting 0-7 on the road, the Red Sox are 19-6 away from Fenway Park with victories in 10 of their last 11 games.

Song of the Day: “Thunder Road” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

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