Game 66: Stephen Drew Out Of Red Sox Lineup Again


The Red Sox are back home after a dismal road trip and look to get back on the winning track tonight at Fenway.

Stephen Drew is out of the lineup for the fourth straight game with a sore left oblique, Jonathan Herrera is back at short. Xander Bogaerts is getting a night off. And Jon Lester takes the hill. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (29-36)
1. Brock Holt (L) 3B
2. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
3. David Ortiz (L) DH
4. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
5. Daniel Nava (L) LF
6. Grady Sizemore (L) RF
7. David Ross (R) C
8. Jonathan Herrera (S) SS
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
SP Jon Lester (L) (6-7, 3.52 ERA)


INDIANS (33-33)
1. Michael Bourn (L) CF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Michael Brantley (L) LF
4. Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
5. Carlos Santana (S) 1B
6. Ryan Raburn (R) RF
7. Nick Swisher (S) DH
8. Yan Gomes (R) C
9. Mike Aviles (R) 3B
SP Josh Tomlin (R) (4-2, 3.12 ERA)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Location: Fenway Park, Boston
TV/Radio: NESN / MLBN / WEEI (93.7 FM) / WCEC (1490 AM Spanish)
Notes: The Red Sox are 0-3 against the Indians this season after getting swept at Progressive Field last week… Dustin Pedroia is a .325 hitter (67-for-206) in his career against the Indians… Daniel Nava has hit safely in 12 of his 13 career games against Cleveland… In Lester’s last start, he was tagged for five runs and a career high-tying 12 hits in 4 1/3 innings of an 8-6 defeat to the Tigers… Against the Indians, Lester’s 6-1 lifetime with a 3.43 ERA in 13 starts… Tomlin is 1-1 with a 7.17 ERA in three starts and four games against the Red Sox… The Indians righty has held David Ortiz hitless in eight at-bats… Mike Napoli and A.J. Pierzynski have homered off Tomlin. Read the full Sox-Indians preview here.

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