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Game 75: Blue Jays at Red Sox

Good morning. Here’s a preview of this afternoon’s game.

RED SOX (39-35)
Daniel Nava LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Cody Ross RF
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Mike Aviles SS
Darnell McDonald CF
Kelly Shoppach C
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (4-5, 4.48 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (38-36)
Brett Lawrie 3B
Colby Rasmus CF
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Ben Francisc, DH
Yunil Escobar SS
Rajai Davis LF
J.P. Arencibia C
Omar Vizquel 2B
Pitching: LHP Ricky Romero (8-1, 4.34 ERA)

Game time: 1:35 p.m.


Stat of the Day: Romero has allowed at least four runs in each of his last six starts. But he’s 3-0 in that stretch.


Notes: Opponents have hit .311 against Lester over his last seven starts. He is 4-1 with a 1.99 ERA in his last seven starts against the Blue Jays. … Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s 14 home runs lead all major league catchers. … The Red Sox are trying to move five games over .500 for the first time this season. … The Sox leave for Seattle after the game to start a seven-game road trip against the Mariners and Athletics.


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