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Game 39: Red Sox at Rays

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 14, 2013 02:35 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (22-16)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Gomes LF
Middlebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Lavarnway C
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (1-3, 2.82).

RAYS (19-18)
Jennings CF
Joyce LF
Zobrist RF
Longoria 3B
Loney 1B
Scott DH
Johnson 2B
Molina C
Escobar SS
Pitching: LHP Matt Moore (6-0, 2.14).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Moore: Pedroia 1-9, Ortiz 4-7, Gomes 2-6, Napoli 0-4, Drew 1-3, Middlebrooks 0-3, Nava 0-3, Ellsbury 0-1, Saltalamacchia 0-1.

Rays vs. Lackey: Longoria 7-25, Zobrist 8-20, Scott 6-16, Escobar 5-11, Joyce 4-13, Molina 0-11, Johnson 2-10, Loney 2-10, Jennings 0-5, Rodriguez 2-5, Fuld 0-3.

Stat of the Day: First baseman James Loney is hitting .376/.429/.560 for the Rays. He has driven in 20 runs in 109 at-bats. Loney hit .230/.264/.310 in 100 at-bats for the Red Sox last season.

Notes: The Sox have lost two straight, five of six, and eight of 10 ... The Rays have won five straight ... The Sox hit .273/.352/.457 and averaged 5.28 runs in their first 28 games. They have hit .254/.315/.408 in the 10 games since and averaged 3.30 runs. The Sox are 13 of 79 (.165) with runners in scoring position in the last 10 games ... Sox pitchers have a 5.52 ERA in the last 10 games ... The Sox also have 12 errors in the last 10 games ... Lackey has pitched well (22.1 IP, 22 H, 7 ER, 24 K) so far, although the team is 1-3 in his starts ... Lackey is 12-6, 4.09, in 19 career start against the Rays ... Moore is 0-2, 5.87, in three career appearances against the Sox, 0-2, 6.57, in two starts last season ... Hot Sox: Pedroia is 14 for his last 29 with three extra-base hits and three RBIs. Saltalamacchia is 8 for his last 18 with five extra-base hits and three RBIs. His batting average has climbed to .263. Victorino has hit in five straight at 8 for 19 with four runs.

Multiple man: Pedroia has multiple hits in each of his last five games. His multi-hit streak is tied for the longest by an AL player this year and ties the longest of Pedroia’s career for the sixth time, the first since July 30-Aug. 3, 2011. With at least two hits tonight, Pedroia would become the first Red Sox second baseman with six straight multi-hit games since Wil Cordero in 1996. Pedroia’s 17 multi-hit games overall this season are second in MLB behind Kansas City's Alex Gordon (18). He is the first Red Sox second baseman with multiple hits in at least 17 of the club’s 1st 38 games since Jerry Remy in 1979.

Song of the Day: "Must Of Got Lost" by The J. Geils Band.

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