Game 51 Lineup: Red Sox Looking for Second Straight Win With Lester on Hill

Lester takes the hill tonight

The losing streak is over and now Jon Lester and the Red Sox are looking to win consecutive games for the first time in more than two weeks tonight against the Braves in Atlanta. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (21-29)
1. Brock Holt (L) 3B
2. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
3. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
4. David Ortiz (L) 1B
5. Jonny Gomes (R) RF
6. Grady Sizemore (L) LF
7. David Ross (R) C
8. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
9. Jon Lester (L) P (4-6, 3.36)

BRAVES (28-22)
1. Jason Heyward (L) RF
2. B.J. Upton (R) CF
3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
4. Justin Upton (R) LF
5. Evan Gattis (R) C
6. Chris Johnson (R) 3B
7. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS
8. Tyler Pastornicky (R) 2B
9. Aaron Harang (R) P (4-4, 3.32)


Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Location: Turner Field, Atlanta
TV/Radio: NESN / ESPN / MLBN / WEEI (93.7 FM) / WCEC (1490 AM Spanish)
Notes: According to Elias, Monday’s win prevented the Red Sox from tying the major league record for the longest losing streak by a defending World Series champion (11 by the Royals in 1986, and twice by the Marlins in 1998)… The Red Sox have won each of its last seven series between the two teams over the last 10 years, going 16-6 against the Braves since 2005… Jon Lester looks to rebound after giving up a season-high seven earned runs and 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings in Thursday’s 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays at Fenway… Lester is 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA in two career starts against the Braves. He’s also 9-2 with a 2.44 ERA in 14 career interleague road starts, including five consecutive wins… Aaron Harang is 1-3 with a 6.11 ERA in his last five starts and 2-2 with a 5.64 ERA in four starts against the Red Sox… Boston put up seven runs in five innings off Harang in an 11-4 win last July 10 while Harang was with the Mariners… Sizemore is 9-for-22 off Harang… B.J. Upton is 13-for-61 off Lester.

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