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Lineups and Game Notes: Webster Takes the Hill to Start Sox Homestand

Allen Webster pitched well his last time out, going 6 2/3 innings against the Angels on Aug. 8, allowing just two runs in a 4-2 Red Sox win. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

The Red Sox head back to Fenway Park for an 11-game homestand after going 5-3 on their recent road swing through St. Louis, Anaheim, and Cincinnati – their first winning road trip of the season. First up on the slate is the Astros, whom the Sox took two of three from in Houston before the All-Star break, and the two teams begin a four-game set tonight. Here’s a look at the lineups and game notes for tonight’s matchup:

ASTROS (50-71)

1. Robbie Grossman (LF)
2. Jose Altuve (2B)
3. Chris Carter (DH)
4. Dexter Fowler (CF)
5. Jason Castro (C)
6. Jon Singleton (1B)
7. Matt Dominguez (3B)
8. Jake Marisnick (RF)
9. Marwin Gonzalez (SS)
SP: Scott Feldman (RHP) (6-8, 4.14 ERA)


RED SOX (54-65)

1. Brock Holt (SS)
2. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
3. David Ortiz (DH)
4. Yoenis Cespedes (LF)
5. Mike Napoli (1B)
6. Daniel Nava (RF)
7. Will Middlebrooks (3B)
8. Jackie Bradley, Jr. (CF)
9. Christian Vazquez (C)
SP: Allen Webster (RHP) (2-1, 4.91 ERA)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: The Sox have won 3 in a row for the 1st time since a 5-game win streak from 7/13-21, and 1st on the road since 6/28-7/11…Prior to this stretch, Boston had not won 3 straight games in a single road trip since last September 5-7 at NYY, the first 3 games of a 7-game trek…Yesterday’s win was Boston’s 7th in 20 games after an 8-1 stretch from 7/9-12…The club is 11 games under .500, 15.0 games back the division-leading Orioles, and 4.5 games behind the 4th-place Rays…Today Boston begins an 11-day, 11-game homestand, beginning with back-to-back 4-game sets against the Astros and Angels…The stand concludes with 3 against the Mariners from 8/22-24…This is Boston’s longest homestand in over 3 years since an 11-gamer, 4/29-5/9/11…Boston went 6-5 in that stretch vs. SEA (1-2), LAA (2-2), and MIN (3-1).


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