Game 48: Red Sox at Rangers

By Globe Staff 

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (21-26)RANGERS (23-24)
Pedroia 2BDeShields Jr. CF
Betts CFChoo RF
Sandoval 3BFielder DH
Ramirez DHBeltre 3B
Napoli 1BHamilton LF
Holt LFMoreland 1B
Bogaerts SSAndrus SS
Swihart CRosales 2B
Castillo RFChirinos C
Pitching: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (season debut)Pitching: RHP Nick Martinez (4-0, 1.96).

Game time: 8:05 p.m.


TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

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Red Sox vs. Martinez: No history.

Rangers vs. Rodriguez: No history.

Stat of the Day: Mike Napoli, David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are hitting .235. They came into the season hitting .286 as a group.

Welcome aboard: Eduardo Rodriguez, who turned 22 in April, was 4-3 with a 2.98 ERA in eight starts for Pawtucket. He has played parts of six seasons in the minors after signing with the Orioles out of Venezuela in 2010. He has a 3.23 ERA in 101 minor league games, 100 of them starts.


Return of Hamilton: Josh Hamilton was 1 for 11 in three games at Cleveland and now returns to Texas as a member of the Rangers for the first time since 2012. Hamilton is a career .316 hitter with a .962 OPS at Globe Life Park.

Other notes: The Sox have lost three straight and six of eight. They have dropped 23 of 37 after winning seven of their first 10 games. … Texas has won seven of eight. … Texas took two of three at Fenway Park from May 19-21. … The Sox are 8-17 at Texas since 2009. … The Sox bullpen has thrown 10 consecutive scoreless innings. … Ortiz is 1 of his last 20. He has one RBI in his last eight games. … Ramirez is hitting .210 in May with one RBI. … Xander Bogaerts was 0 for 12 in the three games in Minnesota. … The Rangers are 8-1 in the games Martinez has started. He is facing the Red Sox for the first time in his career.

Song of the Day: “Here’s Looking At You, Kid” by The Gaslight Anthem.