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Game 6: Red Sox (2-3) @ Royals (2-3)

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Two series and we already have our second rubber game of the season.

Here's an interesting pitching matchup with Clay Buchholz making his season debut against Gil Meche, who is also making his season debut.

Follow the jumps for more info on the pitchers and today's lineup. Remember: game time is 2:05 p.m. EST.

2009 STATS
IP W L BB SO ERA WHIP
92 7 4 36 68 4.21 1.38

CAREER V. ROYALS
IP W L BB SO ERA WHIP

12.2 1 1 3 12 2.84 1.18

CAREER @ KAUFFMAN STADIUM
IP W L BB SO ERA WHIP

12.2 1 1 3 12 2.84 1.18

Gil Meche

2009 STATS
IP W L BB SO ERA WHIP
129 6 10 58 95 5.09 1.56

CAREER V. RED SOX
IP W L BB SO ERA WHIP

63.1 5 3 23 53 4.26 1.27

CAREER @ KAUFFMAN STADIUM
IP W L BB SO ERA WHIP

296 15 19 104 210 4.59 1.38

Red Sox (2-3)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, lf
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2b
  3. Victor Martinez, c
  4. Kevin Youkilis, 1b
  5. David Ortiz, dh
  6. Adrian Beltre, 3b
  7. Jeremy Hermida, rf
  8. Mike Cameron, cf
  9. Bill Hall, ss

Royals (2-3)

  1. Scott Podsednik, lf
  2. Mitch Maier, rf
  3. Alberto Callaspo, 3b
  4. Billy Butler, 1b
  5. Rick Ankiel, cf
  6. Jose Guillen, dh
  7. Jason Kendall, c
  8. Yuniesky Betancourt, ss
  9. Chris Getz, 2b

Game notes:

Bill Hall makes his first Red Sox appearance, playing short and batting ninth. I'm not too thrilled to see this. I see Buchholz as a head case, so what happens if Hall misplays a ball, can't get to it or whatever and Clay breaks? Hall apparently wasn't too impressive at short this spring. ... Jeremy Hermida makes his second straight start, this time in right field, letting J.D. Drew sit.