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.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

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.

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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

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