After the 13-inning marathon on Wednesday, the last two games have ended pretty quickly for the Red Sox. They had to play the whole nine innings, sure, but with Tim Wakefield and John Lackey each coughing up tons of runs early, there hasn't been much of a chance for the lineup to get back into it.
Hopefully today will be different.
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. Jed Lowrie, SS
6. Mike Cameron, RF
7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
8. Carl Crawford, LF
9. Marco Scutaro, SS
David Ortiz and J.D. Drew get the day off against southpaw Brian Duensing and his big lefty-favored splits.
The Red Sox, meanwhile, will be looking for a second straight quality start out of Clay Buchholz.
#11 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox
Aug 14, 1984
|2011 - Clay Buchholz||2-3||6||6||0||0||0||0||33.2||42||19||18||6||18||17||4.81||1.78|
#52 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins
Feb 22, 1983
|2011 - Brian Duensing||2-1||5||5||0||0||0||0||34.0||34||13||11||3||9||23||2.91||1.26|