Game 74: Rays at Red Sox

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups.

RED SOX (44-29)
Ellsbury CF
Nava RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Gomes LF
Drew SS
Iglesias 3B
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (4-7, 4.21).

RAYS (36-34)
Joyce LF
Jennings CF
Zobrist 2B
Longoria 3B
Loney 1B
Myers RF
Johnson DH
Molina C
Escobar SS
Pitching: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (4-3, 5.67).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Hellickson: Pedroia 5-25, Ortiz 7-19, Salty 6-20, Ellsbury 4-20, Middlebrooks 1-12, Napoli 2-8, Nava 1-7, Carp 2-7, Drew 2-5, Gomes 1-5, Victorino 0-3, Iglesias 0-1, Lavarnway 0-1.

Rays vs. Dempster: Loney 3-22, Johnson 1-12, Escobar 1-11, Scott 3-7, Longoria 1-5, Wright 2-5, Jennings 0-3, Joyce 1-3, Zobrist 0-2, Lobaton 0-2.


Stat of the Day: In five games at Fenway Park this season, the Rays have scored five runs and hit .148.

Notes: The Sox are 9-2 against the Rays, outscoring them 49-32. They have not won a season series against the Rays since 2007. … The Sox have won three of four and the Rays have dropped 6 of 7. … Dempster is 3-4, 3.88 in nine career starts against the Rays. He dominated them on April 15 (7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K) but did not get a decision. … The Sox are 23-14 at Fenway with four straight wins. … Iglesias has an 18-game hit streak, matching the best in the AL this season. … The Sox have not been 16 games over .500 since the end of the 2011 season. … Hellickson is 3-2, 4.26 in 11 career appearances against the Sox. He faced them April 15 and allowed two runs over seven innings.

Song of the Day: “One Step Closer” by U2.

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