Game 74: Blue Jays at Red Sox

Good afternoon. Here’s a preview of tonight’s game:

RED SOX (38-35)
Aviles SS
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Ross RF
Gonzalez 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Saltalamacchia C
McDonald LF
Lillibridge CF

Pitching: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2, 6.06 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (38-35)
Lawrie 3B
Rasmus CF
Bautista RF
Encarnacion DH
Johnson 2B
Escobar SS
Davis LF
Lind 1B
Mathis C

Pitching: LHP Aaron Laffey (0-0, 3.00)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.


Blue Jays vs. Matsuzaka: Arencebia 0-5; Bautista 2 for 16; Davis 1 for 6; Encarnacion 1 for 6; Escobar 2 for 10; Johnson 0 for 5; Mathis 0 for 5; Vizquel 2 for 6.

Red Sox vs. Laffey: Aviles 1 for 7; Ortiz 2 for 7; Pedroia 2 for 4; Punto 2 for 11; Saltalamacchia 4 for 8; Shoppach 1 for 5.


Stat of the Day: Jose Bautista is 2 for 16 without a walk against Matsuzaka.

Notes: The Blue Jays have won 7 of 10 and are now tied with the Red Sox for fourth place in the AL East, 6.5 games behind the Yankees. … Laffey is making his first start in nearly two years. He has made nine starts for Las Vegas this season and is 2-5 with a 4.88 ERA. … David Ortiz is batting .324 with six home runs and 14 RBIs in his last 10 games

Loading Comments...

Get Boston sports headlines, free from The Boston Globe
Get the Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning.
Thanks for signing up!