Here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (27-29)||INDIANS (27-30)|
|Holt 1B||Bourn CF|
|Bogaerts 3B||Cabrera SS|
|Pedroia 2B||Brantley LF|
|Ortiz DH||Kipnis 2B|
|Pierzynski C||Chisenhall 1B|
|Gomes LF||Giambi DH|
|Sizemore RF||Gomes C|
|Drew SS||Murphy RF|
|Bradley Jr. CF||Aviles 3B|
|Pitching: RHP John Lackey (6-3, 3.27).||Pitching: RHP Justin Masterson (2-4, 5.21).|
Game time: 7:05 p.m.
Red Sox vs. Masterson: Pierzynski 14-36, Pedroia 4-19, Ortiz 5-14, Drew 1-10, Nava 3-6, Sizemore 0-4, Ross 0-3, Gomes 0-1.
Indians vs. Lackey: Giambi 14-44, Cabrera 4-23, Murphy 7-19, Kipnis 1-4, Brantley 2-5, Bourn 0-3, Chisenhall 0-3.
Stat of the Day: Grady Sizemore was with the Indians from 2004-11, making the All-Star team three times. This series will mark his first time playing against Cleveland. He last played at Progressive Field on Sept. 22, 2011.
History in the making: The Sox have won seven straight after losing 10 in a row. No team in history has won eight straight after a double-digit losing streak.
This is how they Drew it up: Stephen Drew is back in the majors for the first time since Game 6 of the World Series, which was Oct. 30. Drew hit .253/.333/443 for the Red Sox last season.
Pitching prowess: The Red Sox have a 2.11 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in their seven-game win streak. The bullpen has been especially dominant, allowing one earned run over 21⅓ innings and striking out 18.
Tribe time: The Red Sox are 11-4 against the Indians the last two seasons and took six of seven from former Sox manager Terry Francona last season . . . Masterson is 3-3, 4.23 in seven career starts against the Red Sox, his former team. His last three starts against the Sox — 17 IP, 24 H, 15 ER, 3 BB, 14 K — have been ugly . . . Former Red Sox infielder Mike Aviles is hitting .286 with three homers and 23 RBIs for Cleveland. He homered and drove in four runs against the Rockies Saturday . . . The Indians have won three straight and are six games out in the AL Central.
Other notes: Along with Drew, the Sox also recalled Daniel Nava from Pawtucket. Garin Cecchini was optioned to Triple A, and Mike Carp was placed on the 15-day disabled list (fractured foot) . . . The Red Sox start the day six games out of first place . . . The Sox are 12-12 on the road and 3-6 against the AL Central . . . Brock Holt is 9 of his last 17 with five RBIs and five doubles . . . David Ortiz is 2 of his last 13 with one RBI . . . A.J. Pierzynski has hit safely in 10 consecutive games at 18 of 44 with five extra-base hits and seven RBIs . . . Jackie Bradley Jr. is 6 of his last 22 with four runs, five RBIs, two extra-base hits, two walks and a steal . . . The Sox have outscored opponents, 36-15, in their win streak . . . Lackey has thrown 13⅓ scoreless innings in his last two starts, walking one and striking out 12. Lackey is 7-7, 3.98 in 17 career starts against Cleveland, 3-3, 2.79 at Progressive Field. He faced the Indians once last season and allowed one unearned run over seven innings on May 24 at Fenway Park . . . The Sox are 20-7 when they score first . . . Closer Koji Uehara is on another one of his streaks. His last 13 games: 13 innings, 6 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 17 strikeouts . . . Edward Mujica has thrown five shutout innings in his last five appearances.
Song of the Day: “Recovery” by Frank Turner.