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Lineups and Game Notes: Pedroia Back in After Fouling Ball Off Foot

Dustin Pedroia was pulled from Friday’s game due to a sore foot, but is back in the lineup on Saturday. Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe

Holding a 3-2 lead with two outs in the eighth on Friday, the Red Sox took a frustrating loss after being unable to record the final out of the inning on a routine groundball to shortstop. The Sox need to shake off the tough defeat and get back together for Saturday, as Rubby De La Rosa takes the ball for the third game of this four-game series. Here’s a look at the lineups for tonight’s game, set to get underway at 7:10 p.m.

ASTROS (51-72)

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. Jake Marisnick (RF)
8. Marwin Gonzalez (SS)
9. Gregorio Petit (3B)
SP: Brad Peacock (RHP) (3-8, 5.25 ERA)


RED SOX (55-66)

1. Brock Holt (3B)
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. Jackie Bradley, Jr. (CF)
9. Christian Vazquez (C)
SP: Rubby De La Rosa (RHP) (4-4, 3.21 ERA)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: Yoenis Cespedes has reached base in 11 of 12 games since his Red Sox debut on 8/2…In that time, he ranks among AL leaders in runs scored (T-4th, 10), RBI (5th, 10), and home runs (T-6th, 3)…David Ortiz has hit 399 home run as a Red Sox, most in the AL since the start of 2003…With his next homer, Ortiz will become the 25th player in MLB history with 400 home runs for one team, the 3rd Red Sox along with Ted Williams (521) and Carl Yastrzemski (452)…The only other active player with 400 homers for his current team is Paul Konerko of the White Sox (432)…The Red Sox have received quality starts in 8 of 10 games beginning on 8/5…Club starters have not allowed more than 4 runs in any of those 10 games, combining for a 3.18 ERA (23 ER/65.0 IP) in that time…Overall this year, Boston’s 71 quality starts this year are 2nd in the AL only to OAK’s 75…Over their last 7 games, Red Sox starters have held opponents to a .235 AVG (40-for-170) with 15 XBH (8 doubles, 3B, 6 HR), which includes a .125 AVG (8-for-64) and 2 XBH (2 2B) with runners in scoring position.


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