Red Sox

Holt Starts in Center Tonight in Cincinnati; Ranaudo Called Up to Start Wednesday Matinee

Holt gets start in center in Cincinnati opener. AP

The Red Sox take on the Reds for two games in Cincinnati starting tonight.

On the news front, Anthony Ranaudo has been recalled to start Wednesday’s afternoon game in Cincinnati, skipping over Brandon Workman who has picked up a loss in his last six appearances. The 24-year-old Ranaudo picked up a victory in his major league debut against the Yankees on Aug. 1. Ranaudo held New York to two runs in six innings, allowing four hits and four walks while striking out two.

To make room for Ranaudo on the roster, the Red Sox optioned lefthander Edwin Escobar back to Pawtucket on Monday.


Here are the full lineups for Tuesday night:

RED SOX (52-65)
1. Brock Holt (L) CF
2. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
3. David Ortiz (L) 1B
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
5. Daniel Nava (S) RF
6. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
7. Christian Vazquez (R) C
8. Will Middlebrooks (R) 3B
9. Joe Kelly (R) SP (0-0, 1.29 ERA)

REDS (60-58)
1. Billy Hamilton (S) CF
2. Jay Bruce (L) RF
3. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
4. Devin Mesoraco (R) C
5. Brayan Pena (S) 1B
6. Chris Heisey (R) LF
7. Ramon Santiago (S) 2B
8. Zack Cozart (R) SS
9. Mat Latos (R) SP (4-3, 3.12 ERA)

Game time: 7:10 p.m. ET

Location: Great American Ball Park

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

Notes: The Red Sox look to win consecutive games for the first time in three weeks when they take on the Reds tonight… The Red Sox swept two games against the Reds at Fenway in May… Boston is 7-1 all-time against Cincinnati, their best record in interleague play… Kelly allowed one run and three hits in seven innings in his Red Sox debut last week against his old club in St. Louis, but did not factor in the decision. Kelly is 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA in three career appearances — one start — against the Reds… Latos has won each of his last two starts but has struggled at home with a 4.45 ERA in five starts compared to a 1.85 ERA on the road in five starts…Dustin Pedroia is batting .367 in his last 11 games.


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