Lineups and Game Notes: With Lester Pitching, Ross Starts at Cacther

After their 6-2 loss to the Tigers on Friday, the Red Sox hope to bounce back on Saturday as they gear up for the second of their three-game set in Detroit. With first pitch set for 7:15 p.m., here are today’s lineups:

RED SOX (27-33)
1. Brock Holt (L) 1B
2. Xander Bogaerts (R) 3B
3. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
4. David Ortiz (L) DH
5. Grady Sizemore (L) RF
6. Daniel Nava (S) LF
7. Stephen Drew (L) SS
8. David Ross (R) C
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
SP: Jon Lester (LHP), (6-6, 3.15 ERA)

TIGERS (32-25)
1. Rajai Davis (R) LF
2. Ian Kinsler (R)
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. Torii Hunter (R) RF
6. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B
7. Austin Jackson (R) CF
8. Bryan Holaday (R) C
9. Eugenio Suarez (R) SS
SP: Max Scherzer (RHP) (6-2, 3.20 ERA)


Game time: 7:15 p.m.

TV/Radio: FOX, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: In games started by the Red Sox’ remaining starting pitchers in this series, LHP Jon Lester (3.15 ERA) and RHP John Lackey (3.28), the Red Sox are 1 of 2 AL teams with both a LH and RH qualifier with an ERA below. The only other AL team with such a lefty-righty punch is Oakland, with LHP Scott Kazmir (2.40 ERA) and RHP’s Sonny Gray (2.45) and Jesse Chavez (3.04)…Burke Badenhop, in the midst of a 12.0-inning scoreless streak, has gone 26.1 consecutive IP without allowing an earned run (1 run allowed in that stretch, which began with his 2nd inning of work on 4/18). He leads MLB relievers with 10 opponent GIDP, the most by a Red Sox relief pitcher since 2008, when Javier Lopez and Justin Masterson each totaled 11…Xander Bogearts doubled in Boston’s 1st run of the game last night and has a .351 AVG/.417 OBP/.598 SLG/1.015 OPS line in his last 24 games starting on 5/11 (10 2B, 3B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 7 BB, 4 HBP)…In MLB during that span, only DET’s Ian Kinsler has more doubles (11)…Bogaerts’ .387 OBP ranks 5th in the AL…The 4 players ahead of him — Jose Bautista, Shin-Soo Choo, Mike Napoli, and Victor Martinez — are all at least 31 years old with 900 or more games played over 9+ MLB seasons…Bogaerts has played 76 regular season games in parts of 2 seasons and is 21 years old.

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