Game 84: Blue Jays at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (49-34)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Gomes LF
Napoli DH
Nava 1B
Lavarnway C
Iglesias SS
Snyder 3B
Pitching: Ryan Dempster (5-8, 4.15).

BLUE JAYS (40-40)
Reyes SS
Bautista RF
Encarnacion DH
Lind 1B
Davis LF
Rasmus CF
Arencibia C
Izturis 3B
Kawasaki 2B
Pitching: Mark Buehrle (4-5, 4.72).

Game time: 1:35 p.m.


Red Sox vs. Buehrle: Ortiz 25-71, Pedroia 9-27, Gomes 6-18, Ellsbury 5-17, Napoli 3-16, Victorino 5-14, Drew 1-5, Nava 1-3, Saltalamachia 0-3.

Blue Jays vs. Dempster: Bonifacio 5-20, Encarnacion 3-17, Bautista 4-15, Rasmus 2-14, Reyes 4-12, Arencibia 1-6, DeRosa 0-6, Lind 1-5, Thole 1-5, Johnson 0-4, Kawasaki 1-3, Davis 0-1, Izturis 0-1.


Stat of the Day: With a win, the Red Sox would be the first American League team to 50 victories, something they haven’t accomplished since 2009.

Notes:The Red Sox wrap up their four-game series with the Jays today with a chance to win their major-league best 17th series this season … The Sox are 8-2 in their last 10 home games … Ryan Dempster is making his third start against Blue Jays this season. He is 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA in 11 innings against them … Dempster has given up 17 home runs this season. Fifteen of them have been solo shots … He will face Mark Buehrle who is 0-1 with a 3.95 ERA in two starts against the Sox this season … After going 2 for 5 yesterday, Jacoby Ellsbury has a 10-game hit streak, his third double-digit streak this season. He’s hitting .400 with 5 doubles and 7 RBIs in his past 10 games … Dustin Pedroia is riding a six-game hit streak that’s seen him bat .560 (14-for-25) with 2 doubles, a triple, homer, 6 RBI. He’s had multiple hits in 5 of those 6 games … Shane Victorino has hit in all 5 games of the homestand, going 9 for 22 (.409) with four doubles and 4 RBI.

Song of the Day: ”Struttin’ on Sunday” by Aaron Neville.

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