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Game 53 Lineups: Jake Peavy Looks to Lead Red Sox to Fourth Straight Win; Ortiz Scratched

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Jake Peavy gets the start for the Red Sox tonight. AP


Can they make it four in a row tonight? The Red Sox have been grinding back from a 10-game losing streak, winning three in a row over the Braves. The final game of the home-and-home series is tonight and Jake Peavy takes the mound for Boston. Update: David Ortiz has been scratched with what manager John Farrell describes as a "sore right calf."

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (23-29)
1. Brock Holt (L) 3B
2. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
3. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
4. A.J. Pierzynski (L) DH
5. Jonny Gomes (R) LF
6. Grady Sizemore (L) RF
7. Ryan Lavarnway (R) 1B
8. David Ross (R) C
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
SP Jake Peavy (R) (1-2, 4.65 ERA)

BRAVES (28-24)
1. Jason Heyward (L) RF
2. B.J. Upton (R) CF
3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
4. Justin Upton (R) LF
5. Evan Gattis (R) C
6. Chris Johnson (R) 3B
7. Ryan Doumit (S) DH
8. Tommy La Stella (L) 2B
9. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS
SP Mike Minor (L) (2-3, 3.90 ERA)

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Game time: 7:10 p.m.

Location: Fenway Park, Boston

TV/Radio: NESN / MLBN / WEEI (93.7 FM) / WCEC (1490 AM Spanish)

Notes: The Red Sox are 10-7 against southpaws vs. 13-22 when facing a righthanded starter... The Red Sox have won three straight games for the first time in 2014, after going 0-7 in previous efforts to win three straight... Xander Bogaerts ranks sixth among AL qualifiers with a .383 OPB... Jake Peavy has not looked good in his last three outings, Peavy was pitching with a 5-0 lead in Atlanta in his last start but the Rays tied it up by the fifth inning... Peavy is 3-4 with a 3.86 ERA in eight career starts against the Braves... Mike Minor has allowed three or fewer runs in four of his five starts this season. He lasted just 4 2/3 innings in his only start against the Red Sox, giving up four earned runs -- seven total -- and three home runs in June 2012 at Fenway... Justin Upton is 6-for-9 with a homer and triple against Peavy.