Game 144: Red Sox at Rays

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (85-58)
Ellsbury CF
Scutaro SS
Gonzalez 1B
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Crawford LF
Lowrie 3B
Reddick RF
Saltalamacchia C
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (12-11, 6.11)

RAYS (78-64)
Jennings LF
Upton CF
Longoria 3B
Zobrist 2B
Damon DH
Joyce RF
Kotchman 1B
Jaso C
Brignac SS
Pitching: RHP Wade Davis (9-8, 4.50)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.


Notes: The Sox lead the Rays by 6 1/2 games in the AL wild-card card. The teams play seven more times this season, three times this weekend and four times in Boston starting next Thursday. … The Sox are 5-6 against the Rays this season, hitting .168 in those games and averaging 3.18 runs. … The Sox have lost 6 of 8 and 7 of 10. …Lackey is 12-5, 3.81 in 18 starts against the Rays in his career, 1-1, 4.38 this season. … Davis has not faced the Sox since July 19, 2010 when he allowed five runs over 3 2/3 innings. … Scutaro is 11 of his last 17 with nine RBIs. … Reddick is 9 of his last 19 with five extra-base hits.


Stat of the Day: Ellsbury has hit safely in his last 13 games at 20 for 55 (.364) with 10 doubles, a triple, two homers, eight RBIs, 10 runs scored, seven walks and a steal. The 13-game streak is tied for the longest active run in the AL with Adrian Beltre of Texas. Now there’s some irony.

Song of the Day: “Catch Me Now I’m Falling” by The Kinks.

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