Game 84: Blue Jays at Red Sox

Good morning. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (49-34)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Reddick LF
Saltalamacchia C
Drew RF
Scutaro SS

Pitching: RHP John Lackey (5-7, 6.81)

BLUE JAYS (41-44)
Davis CF
Thames LF
Bautista 3B
Lind 1B
Encarnacion DH
Hill 2B
Snider RF
Molina C
McDonald SS

Pitching: RHP Brandon Morrow (4-4, 4.56)

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI

Notes: The Red Sox return home from a 5-4 road trip to start a seven-game homestand before the All-Star break. They start the day 1.5 games behind the Yankees, who are in Cleveland tonight. … The Sox have won four straight. … The Sox are 6-3 against the Jays this season, outscoring them 71-32. … Lackey is 3-2 in five starts since coming off the disabled list with a 5.28 ERA. He has allowed 13 runs in 12.3 innings against Toronto this season. … Morrow is 0-2, 9.00 in 12 career appearances against the Red Sox. He allowed nine runs on 10 hits and three walks against the Sox over 4.1 innings on June 11. … Ortiz returns to DH looking to snap an 0-for-21 skid that has dropped his batting average from .323 to .301. … Gonzalez was 10 for 36 (.278) on the trip with five RBIs. … Jonathan Papelbon has not allowed a run in his last 6.2 innings, Daniel Bard in his last 15.1. … The team ERA of 3.92 is the lowest it has been all season. … Drew has gone 46 at-bats without an extra-base hit. … Ellsbury is 6 of his last 13. … The Sox were 49-35 after 84 games last season.


Red Sox vs. Morrow: Ellsbury 2-7, Pedroia 6-10, Gonzalez 4-7, Youkilis 1-9, Ortiz 5-9, Drew 1-8, Saltalamacchia 0-3, Scutaro 4-8, Varitek 3-10.

Blue Jays vs. Lackey: Lind 12-21, Escobar 5-11, David 9-24, Encarnacion 3-12, McDonald 5-23, 2 HR; Bautista 3-17, 2 HR; Hill 4-25, Patterson 3-21, Arencibia 0-3.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox play 43 of their remaining 79 games at home. The Yankees play 45 of their remaining 80 games on the road.

Song of the Day: “4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

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