Game 47 Lineups: Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays

The Red Sox are still trying to kick their losing skid, now at seven games in row, turning to their AL East rival the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla., at Tropicana Field.

Here are tonight’s lineups:

RED SOX (20-26)
1. Brock Holt 3B
2. Xander Bogaerts SS
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. David Ortiz DH
5. Mike Napoli 1B
6. A.J. Pierzynski C
7. Shane Victorino RF
8. Grady Sizemore LF
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
SP: John Lackey RHP (5-3, 4.01 ERA

RAYS (20-28)
1. David DeJesus DH
2. Evan Longoria 3B
3. Matt Joyce LF
4. Wil Myers RF
5. James Loney 1B
6. Jennings CF
7. Sean Rodriguez 2B
8. Yunel Escobar SS
9. Ryan Hanigan C
SP: Chris Archer (3-2, 4.69 ERA)


Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI (93.7 FM) / WCEC (1490 AM Spanish)

Notes: Tonight’s visit to Tampa Bay marks a five-game road trip for the Red Sox. After a three-game series with the Rays, the Sox will face the Atlanta Braves, finishing both series in only 10 days. … The Sox are only three days into a span of 36 games in 37 days. … This is the fourth game between the Sox and Rays this season of 19. The Sox are 1-2. Last season, the Sox were 12-7 against the Rays. … John Lackey previously pitched against the Rays on April 29 at Fenway Park, going eight innings while allowing two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and a walk. …
David Ortiz has 146 RBI and 137 walks against the Rays, more than any other player in MLB history. … Dustin Pedroia has 17 doubles in the season, tied with Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer for second most in the American League. … On this date in 1951, Mel Parnell pitched a shutout, allowing only four hits, and added four hits of his own for the Red Sox. The Sox won 12-0.

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