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Game 152: Rays at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 18, 2011 10:02 AM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (87-64)
Ellsbury CF
Aviles 3B
Gonzalez 1B
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Jackson LF
McDonald RF
Saltalamacchia C
Scutaro SS
Pitching: RHP Tim Wakefield (7-6, 5.13)

RAYS (84-67)
Jennings LF
Upton CF
Longoria 3B
Kotchman 1B
Damon DH
Zobrist 2B
Joyce RF
Rodriguez SS
Shoppach C
Pitching: LHP David Price (12-12, 3.40)

Game time: 1:35 p.m.


Notes: The Sox will be glad to be done with the Rays. Tampa Bay is 11-6 against the Sox this season, outscoring them 88-52. The Rays have won seven of the last eight games by a combined score of 49-22 and are 6-2 at Fenway, outscoring the Sox 46-21. ... The Sox have dropped 8 of 10 overall and are 4-12 in September. ... The Sox are 12-15 in their last 27 home games. ... Wakefield is 21-7, 3.71 in 46 career games (35 starts) against the Rays. He started against them June 14, allowing one earned run in seven innings. ... Price is 3-1, 2.70 against the Sox this season. He is 6-3, 3.07 in nine career starts against the Sox, 3-0, 1.25 in three starts at Fenway Park. ... Gonzalez is 8 of 57 with five RBIs in 17 games against the Rays this season. ... Longoria is only 13 of 54 (.241) against the Sox this season but has 13 RBIs. ... Youkilis out for the third straight game. Lefthanded hitters are hitting .170/.228/.277 against Price, hence the insertion of McDonald and Jackson into the lineup. Crawford is 0 for 9 against Price and Reddick has never faced him. Jackson is 2 for 3 and McDonald 6 of 19 with two homers.

Stat of the Day: Jarrod Saltalamacchia has thrown out 12 of the last 28 base-stealers against him and 25 of 100 this season. The Rays are 22 of 26 against the Sox this season and may be running a lot with Wakefield on the mound.

Song of the Day: "Desperados Under The Eaves" by Warren Zevon,

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