Here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (21-26)||RANGERS (23-24)|
|Pedroia 2B||DeShields Jr. CF|
|Betts CF||Choo RF|
|Sandoval 3B||Fielder DH|
|Ramirez DH||Beltre 3B|
|Napoli 1B||Hamilton LF|
|Holt LF||Moreland 1B|
|Bogaerts SS||Andrus SS|
|Swihart C||Rosales 2B|
|Castillo RF||Chirinos 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.
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.
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