Game 95 Notes, Lineups: Last One Before All-Star Break

Clay Buchholz has an opportunity to send the Red Sox into the All-Star break with a win. Jim Davis / Globe Staff

The Red Sox will try to get back to their winning ways on Sunday with Clay Buchholz on the mound before the All-Star break.

The Sox (42-52) lost Saturday’s game against the Houston Astros, 3-2, leaving the three-game series up for grabs after Friday’s 8-3 win.

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (42-52)

1. Brock Holt (RF)
2. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
3. David Ortiz (DH)
4. Mike Napoli (1B)
5. Daniel Nava (LF)
6. Jackie Bradley Jr. (CF)
7. Xander Bogaerts (3B)
8. Stephen Drew (SS)
9. Christian Vasquez (C)
SP: Clay Buchholz (RHP) (3-5, 6.11 ERA)

ASTROS (40-55)

1. Jose Altuve (2B)
2. Jason Castro (C)
3. George Springer (DH)
4. Chris Carter (LF)
5. Jon Singleton (1B)
6. Matt Dominguez (3B)
7. Robbie Grossman (RF)
8. Enrique Hernandez (CF)
9. Marwin Gonzalez (SS)
SP: Brad Peacock (RHP) (3-5, 4.30 ERA)


Game time: 2:10 p.m.

TV / Radio: NESN / WEEI 93.7 FM, WCCM 1110 AM (Spanish)

Notes: Currently 42-52 (.452) before today’s final game before the All-Star break, the Red Sox are sporting the franchise’s worst winning percentage at the break since 1997 when they went 38-48 (.442). .. The Sox pitching staff ranks sixth in the American League with a 3.87 ERA and fifth in strikeouts with 763. .. Brock Holt has played all 451 innings for the Sox since taking over the leadoff spot on May 23. With 66 hits since then, he ranks third in MLB behind the Texans’ Adrian Beltre (69) and the Astros Jose Altuve (67) in that span. .. Clay Buchholz is 2-2 on the road with a 5.90 ERA in eight starts. In his last start, he struck out a season-high seven batters in 4-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox July 7. Sunday marks Buchholz’s first start at Minute Maid Park.

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