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Lineups and Game Notes: After Friday Beaning, Bogaerts Sits for Sox

Brandon Workman gets the start for the Red Sox on Saturday, sporting a 1-7 record with a 4.26 ERA this season. Jim Rogash/Getty Images

In what looked like a sure-fire win over the Mariners on Friday, the Red Sox suffered perhaps their worst loss of the season, as Koji Uehara gave up five runs before he could record the final out of the game and the M’s beat the Sox 5-3. To snap their six-game losing streak, they’ll need Brandon Workman to get back to the form he showed at the beginning of this season. Here’s a look at the lineups for the Sox and M’s for their Saturday matinee at Fenway Park.

MARINERS (69-58)

1. Austin Jackson (CF)
2. Dustin Ackley (LF)
3. Robinson Cano (2B)
4. Kendrys Morales (1B)
5. Kyle Seager (3B)
6. Chris Denorfia (RF)
7. Endy Chavez (DH)
8. Chris Taylor (SS)
9. Jesus Sucre (C)
SP: Chris Young (RHP) (12-6, 3.07 ERA)


RED SOX (56-72)

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. Mookie Betts (CF)
9. David Ross (C)
SP: Brandon Workman (RHP) (1-7, 4.26 ERA)

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: David Ortiz has reached base in his last 9 PA; he has been on base 4 times in each of his last 4 games, going 10-for-12 (.833) with 2 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 6 BB (2 IBB) to improve his season AVG from .250 to .266 and his OBP from .341 to .360…Ortiz is the 1st major leaguer to reach base at least 4 times in 4 consecutive games played since Joe Mauer did it from 6/6-6/10/06…Ortiz is the 1st Red Sox to accomplish this feat since Mike Andrews over 44 years ago from 5/30-6/4/70)…Since at least 1914, no Red Sox hitter has done it in 5 consecutive games…Yoenis Cespedes has driven in 16 runs in his 19 games with the Red Sox, tied with David Ortiz for the club lead in RBI since 8/1…His 4.6 AB/RBI ratio as a Red Sox ranks 7th in the AL this month…Cespedes produced the Sox’ 3 runs last night with a homer off Felix Hernandez in the 6th…All 4 of his home runs as a Red Sox have given the team a lead…His 4 are tied for the most go-ahead homers in MLB since the start of August (also ATL’s Justin Upton).


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