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Fifth time's the charm?

The Sox are after a winning record...again...having failed in their first four attempts. Now they'll have to take out their division rivals in the Rays to get there, which is something they've actually been entirely capable of doing so far this season.

Unfortunately, the attempt will come without Will Middlebrooks, which makes me sad and should do the same for all of you. Because nothing brightens up a day like a strong Will Middlebrooks at-bat.


Jon Lester

#31 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox

6-2

240

L

L

Jan 07, 1984

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Jon Lester 3-3 10 9 2 0 0 0 57.0 55 28 25 4 19 37 3.95 1.30


Alex Cobb

#53 / Pitcher / Tampa Bay Rays

6-2

195

R

R

Oct 07, 1987

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Alex Cobb 1-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 6 2 2 0 2 6 2.57 1.14



Lineup

BOSTON RED SOX TAMPA BAY RAYS
Mike Aviles, SS Carlos Pena, 1B
Dustin Pedroia, 2B B.J. Upton, CF
David Ortiz, DH Luke Scott, DH
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B Ben Zobrist, RF
Kevin Youkilis, 3B Matt Joyce, LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Sean Rodriguez, 2B
Daniel Nava, LF Drew Sutton, 3B
Marlon Byrd, RF Chris Gimenez, C
Scott Podsednik, CF Elliot Johnson, SS

Go Sox!