Game 36: Blue Jays at Red Sox

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (21-14)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava LF
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (4-0, 3.30).

BLUE JAYS (13-23)
Davis DH
Cabrera LF
Bautista RF
Encarnacion 1B
Arencibia C
DeRosa 2B
Lawrie 3B
Rasmus CF
Izturis SS
Pitching: RHP Ramon Ortiz (0-0, 5.40).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/radio: NESN Plus/WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Ortiz: Ortiz 6-18, Victorino 4-8, Ross 3-5, Gomes 0-3, Drew 0-2, Napoli 0-1.

Blue Jays vs. Lester: Bautista 11-47, Arencibia 7-32, Cabrera 9-30, Encarnacion 5-27, Davis 6-25, Lind 3-27, Izturis 6-21, Lawrie 3-17, Rasmus 3-12, DeRosa 2-8, Bonifacio 1-8, Blanco 1-3.

Stat of the Day: David Ortiz hit .500/.513/.917 in nine games in April with 15 RBIs. He is hitting .188/.235/.375 in eight games in May with two RBIs.


Notes: The Sox have lost three straight and six of seven … The Jays have dropped two straight, six of nine, and 10 of 14 … Lester is facing the Jays for the third time already this season. He is 1-0, giving up five earned runs on 11 hits over 13 innings with two walks and 11 strikeouts … Lester had a 1.73 ERA in his first four starts. He has a 5.60 ERA in his last three … Ramon Ortiz, who turns 40 in two weeks, is making his first major league start since 2011 and is facing the Sox for the first time since Aug. 31, 2004, when he was with the Angels. The pitcher once known as “Little Pedro Martinez” is 86-84 in his 12-year career over 297 games with eight teams. His only prior MLB appearance this season was a relief stint April 17 … The Sox have committed 11 errors in their last seven games, leading to seven unearned runs … The Sox are 4-2 against the Jays this season, outscoring them, 39-20 … As Toronto and Boston meet at Fenway, Toronto and Boston will be meeting at the Garden about 3 miles away in Game 5 of their NHL playoff series. The Bruins have a 3-1 lead in the series.

Song of the Day: “Pressure Drop” by The Clash.

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