Game 86: Blue Jays at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (50-35)
Ellsbury CF
Scutaro SS
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 1B
Drew RF
McDonald LF
Saltalamacchia C
Navarro 3B

Pitching: RHP Tim Wakefield (4-3, 4.82)

BLUE JAYS (42-45)
Escobar SS
Thames LF
Bautista 3B
Lind 1B
Encarnacion DH
Hill 2B
Snider RF
Arencibia C
Davis CF

Pitching: LHP Ricky Romero (7-7, 2.82)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.


Notes: Wakefield is starting against Toronto for the first time this season. He is 17-14, 3.87 in 56 career appearances against Toronto. He is 4-2, 4.56 in eight starts since joining the rotation on May 22 but has allowed 10 runs on 18 hits over 11.1 innings in his last two starts. … The Red Sox are kryptonite for Romero. He is 2-5, 7.69 in 10 career starts against Boston, his worst ERA against any team. … The Sox are 6-6 in their last 12 games but 5-1 in the last six. … The Sox are 7-4 against Toronto this season, outscoring the Jays 81-43. … The Sox are 19-11 against lefty starters this season.


Red Sox vs. Romero: Pedroia 7-13; Drew 11-22, Ortiz 10-23, Youkilis 5-13, Ellsbury 5-14, Scutaro 4-12, McDonald 2-7, Saltalamcchia 1-5, Gonzalez 1-6.

Blue Jays vs. Wakefield: Snider 2-6, Escobar 3-7, Hill 10-35, Encarncion 1-4, Molina 4-17, McDonald 6-30, Patterson 3-18, David 1-6, Lind 2-13, Bautista 0-9, Arencibia 0-1.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 44-0 when leading after eight innings.

Song of the Day: “Every Little Bit Hurts” by The Clash.

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