Red Sox vs. Braves: Jon Lester goes for two straight

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The Red Sox could actually end tonight on a winning streak, assuming Jon Lester is up to the task.

Having finally snapped their 10-game losing streak with a Memorial Day win over the Atlanta Braves, the Boston Red Sox will turn to their best arm to start an altogether different kind of streak.

Today's Lineups

BOSTON RED SOX ATLANTA BRAVES
Brock Holt - 3B Jason Heyward - RF
Xander Bogaerts - SS B.J. Upton - CF
Dustin Pedroia - 2B Freddie Freeman - 1B
David Ortiz - 1B Justin Upton - LF
Jonny Gomes - RF Evan Gattis - C
Grady Sizemore - LF Chris Johnson - 3B
David Ross - C A. Simmons - SS
Jackie Bradley - CF T. Pastornicky - 2B
Jon Lester - LHP Aaron Harang - RHP

Normally with Jon Lester on the mound there wouldn't be much need for the offense to pile on the runs. Still, Lester's last outing was ugly, and given his penchant to slump all at once, there's at least reason for this start to be at least of particular importance to Red Sox fans. If there's any hope for this Red Sox team, it depends on Jon Lester not faltering at the top of this rotation.

First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN, WEEI, and ESPN.

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