Red Sox vs. Rangers: Sox seek third straight series win behind John Lackey

Jim Rogash

The Red Sox could win their third straight series Sunday afternoon if John Lackey can maintain his momentum.

The Red Sox could make it three straight series wins Sunday afternoon when they send John Lackey to the mound against Robbie Ross Jr. and the Rangers.

Today's Lineups

BOSTON RED SOX TEXAS RANGERS
Dustin Pedroia - 2B Shin-Soo Choo - LF
Shane Victorino - RF Elvis Andrus - SS
David Ortiz - DH Adrian Beltre - 3B
Mike Napoli - 1B Prince Fielder - 1B
Jonny Gomes - LF Alex Rios - RF
Xander Bogaerts - SS Mitch Moreland - DH
A.J. Pierzynski - C J.P. Arencibia - C
W. Middlebrooks - 3B Leonys Martin - CF
Jackie Bradley - CF Rougned Odor - 2B
John Lackey - RHP Robbie Ross - LHP

The only change from last night's lineup, which produced eight runs on eleven hits and six walks, is A.J. Pierzynski in for David Ross. With the lefty on the mound, Pierzynski doesn't represent much of a threat at the plate, but Ross wasn't terribly productive in Saturday night's game, and it's hard to ask the veteran catcher to start a day game after a night game.

John Lackey was not at quite the same level in his last start against Oakland as he was when he dominated the Rays and especially the Yankees for eight innings a piece. Still, he seems to have recovered fully from his brief April stumble, and with Robbie Ross having struggled to eep runs off the board in his last couple starts, the Red Sox look to be the favorites in this pitching matchup.

First pitch is at 3:05 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

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