Game 121: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (71-49)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Nava LF
Napoli 1B
Drew SS
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (6-8, 4.67).

BLUE JAYS (54-64)
Reyes SS
Davis LF
Bautista RF
Encarnacion 1B
Lind DH
Lawrie 3B
Izturis 2B
Arencibia C
Bonifacio CF
Pitching: RHP Todd Redmond (1-1, 4.22).

Game time: 7:07 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Redmond: No history.

Blue Jays vs. Dempster: Encarnacion 4-20, Bonifacio 5-20, Bautista 5-18, Rasmus 4-17, Reyes 4-14, Arencibia 1-8, Lind 1-6, Thole 1-6, DeRosa 0-6, Lawrie 1-5, Davis 2-4, Izturis 0-3.

Stat of the Day: The Sox are 8-5 against Toronto this season, outscoring the Jays 71-54.


Notes: After a day off, the Red Sox are set to finish their 10-game road trip with three games against the Blue Jays. … After remaking their roster in the offseason, the Blue Jays were expected to be strong contenders to win the division. Instead they are 16 games back. … The Sox start the day with a three-game lead on Tampa Bay. … Dempster is in a rut. He is 1-0, 5.97 in his last seven starts and allowed 12 earned runs over 12 innings in his last two. He has faced the Jays three times this season and allowed nine earned runs on 18 hits over 16.1 innings. … Redmond is coming up from Triple A Buffalo for the game. He has never faced the Sox before. … Drew is 19 of 45 in a 12-game hit streak.

Song of the Day: “Bill Lee” by Warren Zevon.

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