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Lineups and Game Notes: Webster Looks to Put Wild Start Behind Him as Sox Face Angels

Allen Webster hopes to bounce back after a start on Saturday where he walked five batters in one inning and lasted just 2 2/3 frames against the Yankees. Bob DeChiara

Unlike in the 2013 World Series, when the Red Sox were able to take two out of three at Busch Stadium, the Sox managed just one win in their three contests in St. Louis this week, as the Sox wasted a solid start from Rubby De La Rosa on Tuesday and couldn’t come back from a 3-run hole in the first on Thursday. Now the Sox head west for their only series of the season in Anaheim, as they begin a weekend set on Friday against the Angels. Here’s a look at the starting lineups for Game 115 of the 2014 season:


RED SOX (50-64)
1. Brock Holt (CF)
2. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
3. David Ortiz (DH)
4. Yoenis Cespedes (LF)
5. Mike Napoli (1B)
6. Daniel Nava (RF)
7. Xander Bogaerts (SS)
8. Will Middlebrooks (3B)
9. Christian Vazquez (C)
SP: Allen Webster (RHP) (1-1, 6.75 ERA)

ANGELS (67-47)
1. Kole Calhoun (RF)
2. Mike Trout (CF)
3. Albert Pujols (1B)
4. Josh Hamilton (LF)
5. Erick Aybar (SS)
6. Howie Kendrick (2B)
7. David Freese (3B)
8. Efran Navarro (DH)
9. Chris Iannetta (C)
SP: Jered Weaver (RHP) (12-6, 3.59 ERA)

Game time: 10:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: Tonight the Sox continue an 8-game, 10-day road trip through St. Louis (1-2), Anaheim (3 G), & Cincinnati (2 G)…Following this weekend’s 3-game set with the Halos & an off day on Monday, Boston plays 2 against the Reds in Cincinnati, Tuesday & Wednesday, Aug. 12-13…Last night’s defeat at Busch Stadium marks Boston’s 12th loss in its last 15 games…Prior to that stretch, the Red Sox won 8 of 9 contests from 7/9-12…The club enters play tonight in Anaheim 14 games under .500, which is tied for the team’s lowest mark (also 14 under .500 after Tuesday’s game at STL, 49-63 record)…The Red Sox are in 5th place and 15.0 games behind the division-leading Orioles…They are 5.0 games behind the 4th-place Rays (55-59).


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