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Game 46 preview: Blue Jays at Red Sox

Here are the lineups.

RED SOX (20-25)BLUE JAYS (25-22)
Pedroia 2BReyes SS
Victorino RFCabrera LF
Ortiz DHBautista RF
Gomes LFEncarnacion 1B
Pierzynski CLawrie 3B
Bogaerts SSNavarro C
Carp 1BTolleson 2B
Holt 3BPillar DH
Bradley Jr. CFGose CF
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (4-5, 2.67)Pitching: Mark Buehrle (7-1, 2.11)

Game time: 4:05 p.m.

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Red Sox vs. Buehrle: Ortiz 26-80, Sizemore 15-69, Dustin Pedroia 14-36, Gomes 10-30, Victorino 6-25, Napoli 6-21, Pierzynski 9-22, Ross 3-12, Drew 4-11, Bogaerts 1-5, Bradley 2-2, Herrera 0-3.

Blue Jays vs. Lester: Bautista 11-57, Encarnacion 8-39, Cabrera 11-39, Navarro 7-28, Lawrie 6-28, Lind 3-29, Reyes 1-19, Gose 0-6, Pillar 0-5, Francisco 0-3, Thole 1-3, Tolleson 0-3.

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Stat of the Day: Edwin Encarnacion, who has hit two home runs in each of the first two games of the series, has eight career hits vs. Lester. Two were home runs.

Notes: The Red Sox are on a six-game losing streak and are a season-low five games under .500 ... The Blue Jays have won 5 of 6, and 7 of their last 9 ... Buehrle’s only loss this season came against the Red Sox on April 25, when the Red Sox touched him up for 12 hits and seven runs. He has won three straight since ... Lester is averaging 8.1 strikeouts a game ... Shane Victorino hit his first home run since the 2013 ALCS on Wednesday ... The Red Sox begin a three-game set at the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday before traveling to Atlanta for two against the Braves on Monday and Tuesday. The Braves then play the Sox at Fenway Park the next two days, May 28-29.

Song of the Day: “Aces High,” by Iron Maiden.

Follow Matt Pepin on Twitter at @mattpep15.
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