Game 122: Indians vs. Red Sox lineups and notes
Here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (62-58)||INDIANS (71-47)|
|Betts RF||Lindor SS|
|Devers 3B||Mercado CF|
|Bogaerts SS||Santana 1B|
|Martinez DH||Reyes DH|
|Benintendi LF||Ramirez 3B|
|Vázquez C||Perez C|
|Moreland 1B||Kipnis 2B|
|Holt 2B||Allen LF|
|Bradley Jr. CF||Naquin RF|
|Pitching: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (13-5, 4.17 ERA)||Pitching: RHP Zach Plesac (6-3, 313 ERA)|
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN/WEEI-FM 93.7
Red Sox vs. Plesac: Betts 0-3, Devers 1-3, Bogaerts 0-2, Bradley Jr. 0-1, Chavis 0-2, Holt 1-2, Martinez 1-2, Vazquez 1-2.
Indians vs. Rodriguez: Lindor 1-7, Ramirez 1-7, Perez 1-5, Santana 1-5, Puig 1-3.
This is the first of a three-game series at Cleveland. Here are the pitching matchups for the rest of the series.
Tuesday: LHP Chris Sale (6-11, 4.41 ERA) vs. RHP Mike Clevinger (7-2, 3.02 ERA)
Wednesday: TBA vs. RHP Shane Bieber (12-4, 3.28 ERA)
Stat of the Day: Rafael Devers is tied with Xander Bogaerts for the American League lead with 39 doubles, second-most in MLB...His 66 XBH trail only Mike Trout (67) for the AL lead.
Notes: Rodriguez is facing the Indians for the first time this season. He allowed two runs over five innings in his last start on Aug. 7 against the Royals. ... Christian Vazquez has set career highs this season in HR (18), RBI (52), hits (100), BB (22), and games played (101). ... Andrew Benintendi is batting .386 (32-for-83) in 20 games beginning 7/22 (14 R, 15 XBH, 18 RBI) ... Plesac made his Major League debut at Fenway Park on May 28. He allowed one run on four hits in 5 1/3 innings
Song of the Day: “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Gordon Lightfoot.