Game 43 Lineups: Red Sox Look to Avoid Tiger Sweep


Jake Peavy takes the hill for the Red Sox tonight, looking to avoid the three-game sweep at the hands of the Tigers. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (20-22)
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. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
7. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
8. Brock Holt (L) 3B
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
SP: Jake Peavy (R) (1-1, 3.94)

TIGERS (26-12)
1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Torii Hunter (R) RF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. Don Kelly (L) 3B
6. Austin Jackson (R) CF
7. J.D. Martinez (R) LF
8. Alex Avila (L) C
9. Andrew Romine (S) SS
SP Anibal Sanchez (R) (0-2, 3.13)


Game time: 8:05 p.m.
Location: Fenway Park, Boston
TV/Radio: NESN / ESPN / WEEI (93.7 FM) / WCEC (1490 AM Spanish)
Notes: Xander Bogaerts provided the only offense for the Red Sox last night… The Red Sox are looking to avoid being swept for a second time this year; the Brewers swept them in April. Peavy is 4-5 in his career against the Tigers with a 4.83 ERA, The Sox righty gave up six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings against the Twins in Minnesota in his last start. He’s . Anibal Sanchez will be making his first start since April 26 after going on the DL with a blister on his right hand. John Farrell said today regarding the team’s struggle to score runs: “Opposing pitchers have managed our lineup a little bit… to take advantage of possibly some inexperience.” The Red Sox have not been swept by the Tigers at Fenway since losing all four games in a series in June 1983. New England broadcasting legend Bob Lobel is handling the PA duties at the park tonight.

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