After a 3-4 road trip against the Mets and Rangers, the Red Sox return to Fenway for a three-game series with the Detroit Tigers, owners of the worst record in baseball and a five-game losing streak.
Nick Pivetta will be on the mound for the Red Sox, who remain in first place in the AL East.
TIGERS (8-21): Grossman LF, Candelario 3B, Cabrera DH, Schoop 1B, Goodrum SS, Ramos C, W Castro 2B, Jones CF, Reyes RF.
Pitching: RHP Michael Fulmer (1-1, 3.86 ERA)
RED SOX (17-12): Hernández CF, Verdugo LF, Martinez DH, Bogaerts SS, Vázquez C, Gonzalez 3B, Arroyo 2B, Renfroe RF, Dalbec 1B.
Pitching: RHP Nick Pivetta (3-0, 2.81 ERA)
Time: 7:10 p.m.
TV, radio: NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7
Tigers vs. Pivetta: Cabrera 0-2, Candelario 0-1, Castro 0-1, Goodrum 0-1, Jones 0-1, Ramos 1-3, Schoop 2-9.
Red Sox vs. Fulmer: Bogaerts 3-6, Cordero 0-4, Gonzalez 3-6, Renfroe 0-3.
Stat of the day: The Red Sox offense went 6-for-24 with runners in scoring position in dropping the last two games in Texas.
Notes: Xander Bogaerts has five home runs in his last 12 games … Pivetta outpitched Mets ace Jacob deGrom by holding New York scoreless over five innings during his last outing. He has given up two runs or less in four of his five starts. He has faced Detroit just once, holding the Tigers hitless over 3 2/3 innings of relief in 2019 while a member of the Philadelphia Phillies … Fulmer gets the start for the Tigers in place of Matthew Boyd, who is dealing with tendinitis in his left knee.
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