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Lineups and Game Notes: Nava, Herrera in for the Sox as Gomes, Bogaerts Sit

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Daniel Nava gets the start for the Red Sox in left field today in their matchup against the Oakland A's. Charles Krupa/AP

The Red Sox have dropped the first two games in Oakland, and they now hope that they can win two straight and make this series a wash. Jonathan Herrera gets the start at third base as Xander Bogaerts gets the day off, and Daniel Nava will play left after Jonny Gomes started on Friday. Here’s a look at both team’s starting nine, with game time set for 4:05 p.m.:

RED SOX (34-40)
1. Brock Holt (RF)
2. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
3. David Ortiz (DH)
4. Mike Napoli (1B)
5. Daniel Nava (LF)
6. A.J. Pierzynski (C)
7. Stephen Drew (SS)
8. Jonathan Herrera (3B)
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (CF)
SP: Rubby De La Rosa (RHP) (2-2, 2.84 ERA)

ATHLETICS (46-28)
1. Coco Crisp (CF)
2. John Jaso (C)
3. Yoenis Cespedes (DH)
4. Brandon Moss (LF)
5. Josh Donaldson (3B)
6. Jed Lowrie (SS)
7. Stephen Vogt (RF)
8. Alberto Callaspo (1B)
9. Eric Sogard (2B)
SP: Jesse Chavez (RHP) (6-4, 2.93 ERA)

Game time: 4:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: Boston has dropped 2 straight following a 3-game win streak, which was the club’s longest since a season-long 7-game stretch from 5/26-6/1...The Sox have taken 5 of their last 9 and 6 of their last 11...They are 7-6 (.538) beginning on 6/8… The Sox are in 4th place in the AL East, 7.5 games back in the division, and are 6.0 games back in the race for the AL’s 2nd Wild Card playoff berth.Boston is 32 days and 31 games (14-17) into a stretch from 5/20-6/25 in which the club plays 36 games in 37 days...Their only off-day in this time was on 6/5…The Red Sox have played 7 consecutive games decided by 2 runs or less beginning on 6/14 (3-4), including 6, 1-run decisions (3-3)...The Sox have been outscored just 16-14 in this 7-game stretch…Boston has played an AL-high 27 1-run games this year, going 11-16 in those contests...The Sox’ 16 1-run losses are also the most among AL teams.

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