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Game 14: Rangers at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (4-9)
Scutaro SS
Drew RF
Pedroia 2B
Youkilis 1B
Martinez C
Ortiz DH
Beltre 3B
Hermida LF
Reddick CF

Pitching: RHP Tim Wakefield (0-1, 5.11).

Andrus CF
Young 3B
Hamilton LF
Guerrero DH
Cruz RF
Davis 1B
Treanor 2B
Arias 2B
Borbon CF
Pitching: RHP Colby Lewis (2-0, 2.19).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/ Radio: NESN / WRKO.

State of the Sox: The team has lost five straight and is already six games out of first place in the AL East after only 14 games. This is the worst start for the Sox since the 1996 team went 2-12.


Welcome aboard: Reddick was called up from Pawtucket and will start in center field. He was hitting .179//200/.359 at Pawtucket with one homer and six RBI. The 23-year-old played 27 games for the Red Sox last season, hitting /169/.210/.339.

Reddick is a career .287/.339/.507 hitter over four minor league seasons. He mashed in spring training, hitting .390 with 12 extra-base hits and nine RBI over 20 games.

The good: The bullpen has thrown 8.2 scoreless innings over the last two games. … Scutaro is 9 of his last 25 (.360). … Um, it’s a sunny day.

The bad: Drew is 2 of his last 23 with 12 strikeouts. … The rotation has a 6.75 ERA. … The Sox have gone 48 innings without having a lead. … Hermida is 2 of his last 18.


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