Game 12: Rays at Red Sox

Good morning. Here are the lineups for Patriots Day:

RED SOX (7-4)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Napoli 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Gomes DH
Bradley Jr. LF
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (0-1, 3.60).

RAYS (4-7)
Jennings CF
Zobrist RF
Longoria 3B
Joyce LF
Roberts 2B
Loney 1B
Escobar SS
Lobaton C
Johnson DH
Pitching: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (0-1, 6.35)

Game time: 11:05 a.m.


Red Sox vs. Hellickson: Pedroia 5-22, Salty 5-18, Ellsbury 3-17, Middlebrooks 1-9, Nava 1-7, Carp 2-7, Ciriaco 4-6, Napoli 2-5, Drew 1-3, Gomes 1-3.

Rays vs. Dempster: Loney 3-19, Johnson 1-11, Escobar 1-9, Longoria 0-2, Roberts 0-0.

Stat of the Day: The Rays are 0 for their last 23 with runners in scoring position, 0 for 17 this series.


Notes: The Sox played the Rays on Patriots Day last season and lost, 1-0. … The Rays have lost 5 of 6, hitting .160 with eight runs scored in those games and only seven extra-base hits. Tampa Bay has scored 33 runs this season, its fewest for the first 11 games of the season in franchise history. … Red Sox starters are 5-2 with a 2.06 ERA. … Dempster is 3-4, 4.24 in eight career appearances against the Rays, the last coming in 2008. … Hellickson is 3-2, 4.47 in 10 career appearances against the Sox, nine of them starts. He was 1-1, 4.71 in five starts last season. … The Sox leave after the game for Cleveland and a one-series road trip against the Indians and Terry Francona.

Song of the Day: “Long May You Run” by Neil Young.

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