Game 30 Lineups: Clay Buchholz Looking to Get Red Sox Back on Winning Track


After dropping a pair to the Rays in a doubleheader yesterday, the Red Sox look to get back on a winning track against the team with the best record in the American League. Clay Buchholz tries to get back to form in Game 1 of the series tonight. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (13-16)
1. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
2. Shane Victorino (R) RF
3. David Ortiz (L) DH
4. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
5. Grady Sizemore (L) LF
6. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
7. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
8. Will Middlebrooks (R) 3B
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
SP: Clay Buchholz (R) (1-2, 6.66 ERA)

1. Coco Crisp (S) CF
2. Jed Lowrie (S) SS
3. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
4. Brandon Moss (L) 1B
5. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
6. Alberto Callaspo (S) DH
7. Josh Reddick (L) RF
8. John Jaso (L) C
9. Eric Sogard (L) 2B
SP Dan Straily (R) (1-1, 5.14 ERA)


Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Location: Fenway Park, Boston
TV/Radio: NESN / MLBN / WEEI (93.7 FM) / WCEC (1490 AM Spanish)
Notes: It’s Moneyball redux for the A’s who come into Fenway with the best record in the AL after sweeping the Rangers in Arlington. The A’s have a .351 OBP as a team, the best in baseball… Buchholz is 2-2 with a 7.90 ERA and .342 opponents’ batting average in six career starts against the A’s… Straily gave up two homers in his last start against the Astros and raised his season total to seven HRs given up… Grady Sizemore has batted .322 in 45 career games against Oakland, his best batting average against any AL team.Pierzynski is 3 for 8 with a home run and double against Straily… The A’s have won 11 of the last 14 against the Red Sox and are 10-5 against the Sox at Fenway since the start of the 2010 season… NESN’s Red Sox studio host Tom Caron will switch roles to serve as the Red Sox in-game reporter tonight… Adam Pellerin will host NESN’s pre and post-game shows tonight and will be joined by Hall of Famer Jim Rice.

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