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Game 76 lineups and notes: Red Sox Try to Avoid Sweep Against A's

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In Jon Lester's last start against the Oakland A's, he pitched a career-high 15 strikeouts in 6-3 win. Barry Chin / Globe Staff

Here are the lineups for the Red Sox-A’s game Sunday in Oakland, Calif., the final game of a four-game series.

RED SOX (34-41)

1. Brock Holt RF
2. Xander Bogaerts 3B
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. David Ortiz DH
5. Mike Napoli 1B
6. Jonny Gomes LF
7. Jonathan Herrara SS
8. David Ross C
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
SP: Jon Lester LHP (8-7, 3.20)

ATHLETICS (47-28)

1. Craig Gentry CF
2. Jed Lowrie SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes LF
4. Josh Donaldson DH
5. Derek Norris C
6. Kyle Blanks 1B
7. Alberto Callaspo 3B
8. Stephen Vogt RF
9. Nick Punto 2B
SP: Tommy Milone LHP (5-3, 3.56)

Game time: 4:05 p.m.

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

Notes: The Red Sox have lost the first three games of their series with the A’s. The Sox have not been swept in a four-game series since their April 16-19 set against the Tampa Bay Rays. The last time they were swept by the A’s in a four-game set was in 1971. ... Brock Holt continues to be a rock star. Holt’s .329 batting average leads all MLB rookies with at least 100 plate appearances. He reached based four times on Saturday, going 3 for 4 with a walk. ... Koji Uehara has now been the Sox’ closer for more than a year. He has his one-year anniversary Saturday after beginning the job June 21, 2013. He has had 42 saves in 44 chances since then. ... The Sox are 13-13 when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. They have lost their last six games against lefties. ... David Ortiz has had the most success against Tommy Milone, going 3 for 4 in his career with three home runs. Dustin Pedroia is a career 2 for 5 and Jonny Gomes is 1 for 2. ... Jon Lester is is 4-3 on the road with a 3.91 ERA. Last time Lester faced the A’s, he pitched eight shutout innings and threw a career-high 15 strikeouts on May 3 at Fenway Park.

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