Game 79: Red Sox at Phillies


Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (45-33)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez RF
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Josh Reddick LF
Marco Scutaro SS
John Lackey RHP (5-6, 7.36)

PHILLIES (50-30)
Jimmy Rollins SS
Placido Polanco 3B
Chase Utley 2B
Ryan Howard 1B
Shane Victorino CF
Raul Ibanez LF
Domonic Brown RF
Brian Schneider C
Vance Worley RHP (2-1, 2.83)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.


Notes: The Sox have lost 5 of their last 6 games and are now 1.5 games out of first place. … Gonzalez is playing RF for the first time since Sept. 30, 2005 when he played for Texas. He caught three balls in that game but also made an error. … Ortiz is at first base for the first time since last June 27. … Ortiz is hitless in his last 12 at-bats. … The Sox are 3 for 36 with runners in scoring position in the last five games. … Worley is a 23-year-old who was taken in the 2008 draft. This will be his seventh start of the season. … Lackey is 2-1, 3.44 in three starts against Philadelphia in his career. he faced them twice last season, giving up six runs on 12 hits over 12 innings with five walks and six strikeouts.


Phillies vs. Lackey: Howard 2-4, 1 HR; Victorino 1-2; Ibanez 19-54; Polanco 4-23, 1 HR; Rollins 0-5; Utley 0-4; Schneider 0-3.

Stat of the Day: With one more victory, Terry Francona will join Tony La Russa (Cardinals), Mike Scioscia (Angels) and Ron Gardenhire (Twins) as the only active managers with 700 victories with their current team.

Song of the Day: “I Take My Chances” by Mary Chapin Carpenter.

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