Game 28: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (19-8)
Ellsbury CF
Gomes LF
Pedroia 2B
Napoli DH
Nava RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Carp 1B
Ross C
Drew SS
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (1-2, 3.30).

BLUE JAYS (10-18)
Lawrie 3B
Lind 1B
Bautista RF
Encarnacion DH
Arencibia C
Cabrera LF
Rasmus CF
Bonifacio 2B
Kawasaki SS
Pitching: LHP J.A. Happ (2-1, 3.86).

Game time: 7:07 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Happ: Gomes 0-10, Ellsbury 3-9, Drew 2-6, Victorino 1-3, Pedroia 3-5, Ciriaco 0-2, Ortiz 0-2, Salty 0-2, Middlebrooks 0-2, Napoli 0-2, Ross 0-2.

Blue Jays vs. Dempster: Bonifacio 3-16, Encarnacion 1-11, Bautista 2-10, Rasmus 1-11, Cabrera 3-9, Blanco 0-6, DeRosa 0-6, Davis 0-1, Izturis 0-1.


Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 13-0 when they score first. The Yankees are 9-0. They are the only teams undefeated when scoring first this season.

Notes: The Sox, 8-3 on the road, seek to win the series with Dempster pitching in Toronto for the first time in his 16-year career. Rogers Centre will be the 41st major league stadium Dempster has pitched in, 42 if you count Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan. … Dempster last faced Toronto on June 8, 2005 when he was a closer for the Cubs. A Canadian, Dempster is 5-0, 3.29 in eight appearances in Canada, all in Montreal. … Dempster has struck out 43 in 30 innings. … Happ beat the Red Sox on April 6, throwing 5.1 shutout innings. He gave up one hit, walked three and struck out six. Happ is 1-1, 4.91 in four career appearances against the Sox. … The Sox have hit .286 with 36 runs and 28 extra-base hits in fives games at Rogers Centre this season. … The Sox are 3-2 against Toronto, outscoring the Jays 36-19. … Ortiz has hit safely in all 10 games he has played this season at 19 of 39 (.487) with 10 extra-base hits and 15 RBIs. He has a 22-game hit streak going back to last July 2. Ortiz is 36 of 78 (.461) in the streak with 13 extra-base hits and 21 RBIs. … Ortiz has 31 homers at the Rogers Centre. Alex Rodriguez, with 34, is the only opposing player with more. … Pedroia has an eight-game hit streak. … Carp is 12 of his last 22 with nine extra-base hits and seven RBIs. … Drew is 7 of his last 22 with three extra-base hits, five walks and seven RBIs.


Song of the Day: “Complete Control” by The Clash.

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