Game 50: Indians at Red Sox

Good morning. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (29-20)
Ellsbury CF
Gomes LF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava RF
Ross C
Iglesias SS
Ciriaco 3B
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (6-1, 3.15).

INDIANS 27-20)
Stubbs CF
Aviles 2B
Cabrera SS
Swisher 1B
Reynolds 3B
Santana DH
Gomes C
Brantley LF
Raburn RF
Pitching: LHP Scott Kazmir (2-2, 6.35).

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Kazmir: Ortiz 10-52, Pedroia 20-42, Ellsbury 7-26, Salty 0-7, Napoli 0-4.

Indians vs. Lester: Swisher 15-49, Cabrera 4-19, Reynolds 5-15, Raburn 2-9, Santana 2-7, Aviles 1-7, Brantley 1-8, Bourn 2-7, Giambi 2-6, Gomes 1-3, Phelps 0-2, Stubbs 0-2.

Stat of the Day: The Sox are +43 in run differential in 24 games played on the road (15-9) and -7 in 25 games played at home (14-11). They are averaging 5.25 runs on the road and 4.52 runs at home.


Notes: Lester is 6-1, 3.27 in 12 career starts against the Indians, 3-0, 1.04 in the last four. That includes a victory on April 18 in Cleveland that saw him allow two runs over seven innings. … Kazmir is facing the Red Sox for the first time since Aug. 10, 2010 when he was with the Angels. He is 8-8, 4.06 in 25 career starts against the Sox, 6-5, 3.90 in 15 starts at Fenway. Kazmir allowed nine runs in eight innings in his last two starts. … The Sox are 2-6 in their last eight home games. … Ellsbury has hit in four straight at 5 of 14 with two runs scored and three walks. … Andrew Miller’s last 6 outings: 5.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K. … Pedroia is hitting .391 at home and has hit safely in 24 of 25 games at Fenway Park. … Drew is 0 for his last 17 since returning from a two-game absence with a back injury. That has dropped his average from .238 to .205. … Koji Uehara’s last 7 appearances: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 12 K. He has not allowed a run in 18 of his 21 outings. … Saltalamacchia has started six straight games. He has reached base safely in 14 consecutive games, hitting 15 of 47 (.319 in the process).

Song of the Day: “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell Williams). Download now, it’ll be the big hit of the summer.

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