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Saturday’s Red Sox-Blue Jays Matchups: Felix Doubront vs. Kyle Drabek

06.01.12 at 10:18 pm ET
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Pitcher Felix Doubront leads the Red Sox starting pitching staff with a 3.86 ERA, five wins and 59 strikeouts and is coming off a 7-4 win over Detroit on May 28. Doubront (5-2) lasted six innings and gave up two earned runs against the Tigers.

Doubront will try to mount his second winning streak of the season when the takes the mound against the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon.

The Venezuelan last faced the Blue Jays on April 9, when he pitched five innings of two-run baseball to earn a no-decision. The Red Sox went on to win the game 4-2.

Overall Doubront holds a 3.48 ERA against Toronto. Jose Bautista is the Blue Jay who has faced Doubront the most, appearing against the lefty six times and recording a .167 batting average and one RBI.

Toronto will counter with Kyle Drabek, who has a 4.55 ERA, one of the highest on Toronto’s starting pitching staff. Drabek (4-5) is entering Saturday’s game having lost his last start against the Rangers. He gave up nine earned runs and two home runs through three innings against Texas.

The Texas native last won on May 21 when he pitched six innings of two-run baseball to help the Blue Jays defeat the Rays 6-2. He also won the last time he faced Boston on April 10. He threw 5 1/3 innings of one-run baseball to give the Blue Jays the 7-3 win and his first win of the season.

Against the Red Sox, Drabek is 1-1 all-time with an 8.16 ERA. Adrian Gonzalez and David Ortiz have faced Drabek nine times, with Ortiz recording a .500 batting average. Gonzalez has five RBIs against Drabek.

Red Sox vs. Drabek

Adrian Gonzalez (9 plate appearances): .375 BA/.333 OBP/1.250 SLG, 1 double, 2 home runs, 5 RBIs, 2 strikeouts

David Ortiz (9): .500/.556/.1.375, 1 double, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts

Dustin Pedroia (9): .286/.444/.857, 1 double, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 2 walks, 2 stikeouts

Kevin Youkilis (8): .333/.500/1.000, 1 double, 1 RBI, 2 walks, 1 strikeout

Jarrod Saltalamacchia (6): .200/.333/.200, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts

Mike Aviles (3): .000/.000/.000

Nick Punto (2) .000/.000/.000

Ryan Sweeney .000/.500/.000, 1 walk

Blue Jays vs. Doubront

Jose Bautista (6 plate appearances): .167 BA/.167 OBP/.667 SLG, 1 home run, 1 RBI

Edwin Encarnacion (4): .250/.250/.250 1 RBI, 2 strikeouts

Kelly Johnson (4): .333/.500/.333, 1 RBI, 1 walk

J.P. Arencibia (3): .000/.333/.000, 1 walk, 1 strikeout

Yunel Escobar (3): .000/.333/.000, 1 walk, 1 strikeout

Brett Lawrie (3), .667/.667/1.000, 1 double, 1 strikeout

Rajai Davis (2): .000/.000/.000, 1 strikeout

Colby Rasmus (2): .500/.500/1.500, 1 triple,

David Cooper (1): 1.000/1.000/2.000, 1 double, 1 RBI

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