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Game 59 Lineups: Workman Looks to Help Red Sox Avoid Sweep in Cleveland

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Barry Chin / Globe Staff


The Red Sox have been reeling in Cleveland for the past two games but they can avoid a sweep with a victory tonight with Brandon Workman getting the start.

Workman was handed a six-game suspension for throwing behind Evan Longoria during Friday night's game against the Rays at Fenway, but he is appealing the suspension which allows him to start tonight's game.

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (27-31)
1. Brock Holt (L) 1B
2. Xander Bogaerts (R) 3B
3. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
4. David Ortiz (L) DH
5. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
6. Grady Sizemore (L) RF
7. Stephen Drew (L) SS
8. Daniel Nava (S) LF
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
SP Brandon Workman (R) (0-0, 3.24 ERA)

INDIANS (29-30)
1. Michael Bourn (L) CF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Michael Brantley (L) LF
4. Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
5. Lonnie Chisenhall (L) 1B
6. David Murphy (L) RF
7. Yan Gomes (R) C
8. Jason Giambi (L) DH
9. Mike Aviles (R) 3B
SP Corey Kluber (R) (5-3, 3.10 ERA)

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Game time: 7:05 p.m.

Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland

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

Notes: New Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will throw out the first pitch at Progressive Field tonight... The Red Sox are 14-23 when facing a righthanded starter... The Sox bullpen has allowed just one run over its last a 0.38 ERA beginning with the eighth inning on May 25 at Tampa Bay... The Sox 'pen now has an an AL-best 2.71 ERA for the season. ...Red Sox rookie infielder Xander Bogearts homered for a second straight game last night... In his last 22 games beginning on May 11, Bogaerts is batting .375/.439/.636... Felix Doubront, who was placed on the 15-day DL with a left shoulder strain, is scheduled to make a rehab start in Double-A Portland's game against Erie tomorrow night... Workman has never faced the Indians and has given up five runs and nine hits with six walks in 10 1-3 innings over two starts since joining the Red Sox rotation... Kluber looks to match a career high with his fifth consecutive win tonight... Tied for the major league lead with 95 strikeouts, Kluber fanned 10 in his only start against the Red Sox last season.