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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays matchups, 8/10

08.10.10 at 10:38 am ET
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Daisuke Matsuzaka

The Red Sox earned a split of their four-game series against the Yankees by winning Monday, 2-1. On Tuesday, they begin a three-game set against a Blue Jays team that has won five of its last six — against the Rays and Yankees.

The Sox will send Daisuke Matsuzaka to the mound with a record of 8-3 and a 3.96 ERA. Against the Blue Jays in his career, Matsuzaka is 6-1 with a 3.45 ERA.

Matsuzaka pitched well in his last two outings against the Indians and Tigers, totaling 14 innings, five earned runs and 11 strikeouts to help the Sox earn two important wins.

The Blue Jays will hand the ball to Ricky Romero, who is 9-7 with a 3.37 ERA. The Sox have hit well against Romero, especially David Ortiz, who in 14 plate appearances has a .462 batting average with three doubles, a home run and five RBI.

Romero’s best outing of the season came against the Yankees on Aug. 3, when he pitched a complete game and held his opponent to two runs.

Red Sox vs. Ricky Romero

J.D. Drew (16 career plate appearances): .417/.533/.417, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts

David Ortiz (14): .462/.500/.923, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 5 RBI, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts

Victor Martinez (12): .364/.417/.364, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 1 strikeout

Jacoby Ellsbury (11): .333/.300/.444, 1 double, 2 RBI, 1 strikeout

Mike Lowell (9): .333/.333/.444, 1 double, 2 strikeouts

Adrian Beltre (5): .667/.800/1.000, 1 double, 2 walks

Bill Hall (4): .750/.750/1.500, 1 home run, 2 RBI

Eric Patterson (3): .000/.000/.000

Darnell McDonald (2): .500/.500/.500

Marco Scutaro (2): .500/.500/.500

Kevin Cash (1): .000/.000/.000, 1 strikeout

Ryan Kalish and Jed Lowrie have not faced the Blue Jays starter.

Blue Jays vs. Daisuke Matsuzaka

Vernon Wells (27 career plate appearances): .192 average/ .222 OBP/ .423 SLG, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 3 RBI, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts

Lyle Overbay (25): .217/.280/.522, 1 double, 2 home runs, 3 RBI, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts

Aaron Hill (21): .250/.286/.600, 1 double, 2 home runs, 4 RBI, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts

Adam Lind (21): .050/.095/.050, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts

John McDonald (10): .000/.000/.000, 4 strikeouts

Jose Molina (7): .143/.143/.286, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 strikeout

Jose Bautista (6): .000/.000/.000, 3 strikeouts

Fred Lewis (6): .167/.167/.333, 1 double, 1 RBI, 3 strikeouts

Travis Snider (4): .000/.250/.000, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts

Yunel Escobar (3): .667/.667/.667, 1 RBI

Dewayne Wise (3): .000/.000/.000

Edwin Encarnacion (2): .500/.500/.500, 1 strikeout

J.P. Arencibia has not faced the Red Sox starter.

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