Saturday April 21, 2012 | 08:35 AM

Felix Doubront has 13 strikeouts in 10 innings. He also has allowed 13 hits, 4 walks and six runs.

Doubront's biggest test of the season comes today against the Yankees in a 4 p.m. game on FOX. He is averaging only 5 innings a start and he won't get to the fifth today if he does not command his pitches (i.e., the Yankees will make him throw strikes).

Boston is on a four-game losing streak, having last won on Doubront's start last Sunday (he did not factor in the decision).

The Yankees will bring out the struggling Freddy Garcia (0-1, 6.95).

In the minors on Saturday, third baseman Will Middlebrooks (.377) continues to pound the ball, going 2-for-4 with his 6th home run ... minor league free agent first baseman Mauro Gomez (.356) went 4-for-4, hitting his 3rd & 4th home runs ... Alex Hassan (.244) went 2-for-4 with his first Triple-A home run.

Recently-demoted Mark Melancon pitched one inning (1 H, 2 K).

Kolbrin Vitek (.308) went 4-for-5 for Portland ... starter Chris Balcom-Miller had his second straight abbreviated game (2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 5 BB, K) ... Jeremy Kehrt relieved for four scoreless innings (4H, 1 BB, 1 K).

Second-base prospect Sean Coyle (.286) had himself a night for Salem: 3-for-5, 2 doubles, 1 home run, 6 RBI ... Brandon Workman's first start of the year had it's rough spots: 4 1/3 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 4 K.

 

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