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Red Sox vs. Tigers lineups: Avoiding the streak (again)

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Can the Red Sox win a game, or are they right back to losing streaks?

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The Red Sox will try to make it two wins in three games (and, well, 11) Sunday night as they send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound in search of a bounce-back start against the Tigers.

DETROIT TIGERS BOSTON RED SOX
Rajai Davis - CF Mookie Betts - CF
Ian Kinsler - 2B Brock Holt - 2B
Yoenis Cespedes - LF Xander Bogaerts - SS
Victor Martinez - DH David Ortiz - DH
J.D. Martinez - RF Hanley Ramirez - LF
Nick Castellanos - 3B Alejandro De Aza - RF
James McCann - C Pablo Sandoval - 3B
Jefry Marte - 1B Mike Napoli - 1B
Jose Iglesias - SS Blake Swihart - C
Shane Greene - RHP Eduardo Rodriguez - LHP

At this point, you have to assume every team is going out there keeping an eye on Rodriguez and hoping he's still tipping his pitches. The thing about that is, no matter how well a game starts--one, two, even three great innings--it's hard to feel comfortable with Rodriguez on the mound so long as he's struggling with that.

But hopefully that's the only issue, and so long as it's not in play, Rodriguez is about as good as the Red Sox can offer on the mound right now. Which gives them about as good a chance as they're going to get to win another game what with Shane Greene tabbed for Detroit.

First pitch is at 8:08 (I dunno) p.m. ET with broadcasts on ESPN and WEEI.