Here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (46-41)||TIGERS (28-54)|
|Betts RF||Reyes CF|
|Devers 3B||Castellanos RF|
|Bogaerts SS||Cabrera DH|
|Martinez LF||Dixon 1B|
|Vazquez DH||Candelario 3B|
|Chavis 1B||Castro LF|
|Bradley Jr. CF||Goodrum 2B|
|Nunez 2B||Hicks C|
|Leon C||Mercer SS|
|Pitching: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (8-4, 4.79 ERA)||Pitching: LHP Ryan Carpenter (1-4, 8.82 ERA)|
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Tigers vs. Rodriguez: Castellanos 1-13, Cabrera 3-9, Goodrum 0-4, Jones 3-6, Rodriguez 0-4, Candelario 1-3, Dixon 0-2, Mercer 0-2, Beckham 1-2, Greiner 0-2
Red Sox vs. Carpenter: No history
Stat of the Day: Rodriguez has given up only one earned run in each of his last two starts against Detroit, one of which came in April.
Notes: The Tigers recalled Carpenter from Triple A Toledo to start Friday’s game after originally scheduling Gregory Soto as their starter ... It will be his Carpenter’s third stint in the majors. He has started in seven games this season for Detroit, going 1-4 record with an 8.82 ERA ... The Red Sox have what should be a record-boosting series in Detroit against a struggling Tigers team before the All-Star break. Detroit has won two of its last 10 games ... The overall season series between the Red Sox and Tigers remains tied at 2-2 ... Rodriguez has proven solid against Detroit. He has picked up wins in his last two starts against the Tigers and has not had a lost to them since 2017 ... In the two games since Xander Bogaerts was named an All-Star injury replacement at shortstop, he has only managed one hit and one RBI in nine at-bats. He has struck out five times.
Song of the Day: “Easy” by the Commodores