Game 60 lineups: Rubby De La Rosa Makes Second Start for Red Sox


The Red Sox were unceremoniously swept in Cleveland and now it’s on to Detroit for three games against the slumping Tigers who have lost 13 of the last 17 games. Rubby De La Rosa — filling in for injured starter Clay Buchholz — will be making his second start for the Red Sox tonight after an impressive performance against the Rays last weekend at Fenway.

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (27-32)
1. Brock Holt (L) 1B
2. Xander Bogaerts (R) 3B
3. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
4. David Ortiz (L) DH
5. Jonny Gomes (R) LF
6. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
7. Grady Sizemore (L) RF
8. Jonathan Herrera (S) SS
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
SP Rubby De La Rosa (R) (1-0, 0.00 ERA)


TIGERS (31-25)
1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Torii Hunter (R) RF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. Alex Avila (L) C
6. Austin Jackson (R) CF
7. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B
8. Andrew Romine (S) SS
9. Rajai Davis (R) LF
SP Drew Smyly (L) (2-4, 4.10 ERA)

Game time: 7:08 p.m.
Location: Comerica Park, Detroit
TV/Radio: NESN / MLBN / WEEI (93.7 FM) / WCEC (1490 AM Spanish)
Notes: On the bright side, the Red Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 games… the Sox are also 13-8 when facing a lefthanded starter… David Ortiz has hit 18 homers at Comerica Park, tied with Paul Konerko for most ever as a visitor… De La Rosa pitched seven shutout innings in his first start on May 31 against the Rays, holding Tampa Bay to just four hits. In 11 career starts, the former Dodger is 4-5 with a 3.45 ERA… Drew Smyly will be making his second career start against the Red Sox tonight. In five career starts against AL East opponents, Smyly is 2-0 with a 3.33 ERA and .218 opponent batting average… The Tigers have lost Smyly’s last four starts while he’s gone 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA.

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