Wednesday June 09, 2010 | 03:09 AM

Before we give a nod to Tim Wakefield, tonight's Red Sox-Indians game features former Portland Sea Dogs aced Clay Buchholz (2007) and Justin Masterson (2008). Buchholz (8-3, 2.39) is finding his form while Masterson (1-5, 5.46) finally got his first win last week. Walks (33 in 59 innings) have been a problem for Masterson.

Wakefield (2-4, 5.48) is not having a great season, so far, but he went 7 1/3 innings on Tuesday (4 H, 1 ER, 6 K). Wakefield also reached 2,777 innings as a Red Sox history, surpassing Rogers Clemens at the top of the list.

AL East: Tampa Bay 38-20; New York 26-22 (2 back); Boston 35-25 (4 back).

In the second day of the draft, Boston finally took one of my predictions (Texas pitcher Brandon Workman in the second round). In the third and fourth rounds, Boston picked two high school shortstops that appear headed to college (North Carolina and Louisiana State). The Red Sox will open up the checkbook wide if they want them.

Pawtucket lost in the 11th inning on a Niuman Romero throwing error. Adam Mills (3.48) pitched 6 innings (5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K). Daniel Nava (.289) and Aaron Bates (.250) had two hits each.

Portland starter Stephen Fife (4.13) went 6 innings (6H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K).

Salem's Tim Federowicz (.245) hit an 11th-inning grand slam for a 10-6 win. He had two hits, as did Ryan Lavarnway (.299) and Will Middlebrooks (.300).



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