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Red Sox at Brewers lineup: Hanley makes his 2017 first base debut

Jackie Bradley Jr. also returns to the lineup behind Kyle Kendrick.

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox
Somebody get this man a glove!
Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

The Red Sox (17-15) look to rebound after they were pummeled in their first game in Milwaukee in nearly 14 years when they take on the Brewers (17-16) tonight at Miller Park (8:10 p.m., NESN).

It seems remarkable that as of last Friday, the Red Sox had a problem with scoring runs, not preventing them. It is with a heavy heart that I declare this trend may continue, as Kyle Kendrick makes his second start of the season.

Kendrick was battered by the Orioles in his first time out, just as he had been at Pawtucket after a solid spring. If these Brewers were too much for Drew Pomeranz, it is hard to have much confidence in Kendrick (13.50 ERA) tonight. Milwaukee’s just so hot right now. They’ll start Chase Anderson, who is 2-0 with a 2.86 ERA. As I said, so hot right now.

The Red Sox will counter with an offense that has scored 35 runs in 3 games since they were Hughes-ed and abused in Minnesota. It turns out more at-bats for Mookie Betts is a good thing. He went 4-4 yesterday and is up to .304/.375/.504 on the year. He’ll bat leadoff again tonight, with Hanley Ramirez playing the field for the first time this year and Jackie Bradley Jr. returning. Here are the full lineups:

Game 33, May 10, 2017 at Brewers

Lineup Spot Red Sox Brewers
Lineup Spot Red Sox Brewers
1 Mookie Betts, RF Keon Broxton, CF
2 Dustin Pedroia, 2B Eric Thames, 1B
3 Xander Bogaerts, SS Ryan Braun, LF
4 Andrew Benintendi, LF Travis Shaw, 3B
5 Hanley Ramirez, 1B Domingo Santana, RF
6 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Hernan Perez, 2B
7 Josh Rutledge, 3B Jett Bandy, C
8 Christian Vazquez, C Orlando Arcia, SS
9 Kyle Kendrick, P Chase Anderson, P
SP Kyle Kendrick, RHP Chase Anderson, RHP