Game 82: Blue Jays at Red Sox

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (48-33)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava LF
Saltalamacchia C
Drew SS
Iglesias 3B
Pitching: RHP Allen Webster (0-2, 11.25).

BLUE JAYS (39-39)
Reyes SS
Bautista RF
Encarnacion DH
Lind 1B
Rasmus CF
Davis LF
Arencibia C
Izturis 3B
Bonifacio 2B
Pitching: RHP Josh Johnson (1-2, 4.60).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Johnson: Victorino 14-41, Drew 3-11, Gomes 2-8, Pedroia 2-5, Ortiz 1-6, Saltalamacchia 0-6, Ellsbury 1-3, Napoli 1-4, Nava 1-4, Iglesias 0-0 (HBP).

Blue Jays vs. Webster: No history.

Stat of the Day: Saltalamacchia has 19 doubles in 218 at-bats. He had 17 doubles in 405 at-bats all last season. His career high is 23.


Notes: The Sox have won three straight and the Jays have lost three of four … The Sox start the day with a 3.5-game lead in the division and have matched their season high of 15 games over .500 … The Sox are 6-4 against the Jays this season and 21-14 against the AL East … Webster is making his fourth start. The rookie has had issues in the first inning (3 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 3 BB) in his starts. He does have 12 strikeouts in 12 innings … Johnson is 1-0, 3.15 in three career starts against the Sox, including one on April 5 during which he allowed four runs (three earned) in six innings … The Sox have won seven of their last eight at Fenway and 13 of the last 17.

Hot Sox: Victorino is 14 of 37 in his last nine games with six extra-base hits and nine RBIs … Nava is 5 of his last 12 with four RBIs … Pedroia is 11 of his last 25 with seven RBIs … Drew is 8 of his last 25 with four extra-base hits and six runs … Uehara has thrown 7.2 scoreless innings in his last eight appearances, allowing two runners to reach base and striking out 11.

Song of the Day: “You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon.

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