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Red Sox vs. Rangers lineup: Sweep dreams are made of this

Weather-permitting, the Sox look for their fourth win in a row behind Drew Pomeranz.

Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox
Bogey boogie.
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The Red Sox (24-21) look to complete a three-game sweep of the Rangers (24-34) and win their fourth overall tonight at a soggy Fenway Park (7:10 p.m., NESN). They’re gonna try their damndest, at least:

Lefty Drew Pomeranz (4.97 ERA), who was ineffective and insolent in his last time out, will try to get back on track against Texas. It is the opinion of the court that he should start pitching better, but that he’s likely still a better option for the Sox than Anderson Espinoza, for whom he was traded, would have been, in case you were asking. It is also the opinion of the court that Dave Dombrowski’s pitcher-acquiring powers were likely all used up on Chris Sale, as Pomeranz, Tyler Thornburg and Carson Smith haven’t worked out so far.

Still: Patience. The runs are starting to come. Righty Nick Martinez (4.33ERA) starts for the Rangers; let’s save some sloppy wet doubles for him, shall we? Maybe even Xander Bogaerts’s first home run? The lineup, for its part, is back to normal with a righty on the mound. Here’s the full card:

Game 46, May 25, 2017 vs. Rangers

Lineup Spot Rangers Red Sox
Lineup Spot Rangers Red Sox
1 Delino DeShields, CF Mookie Betts, RF
2 Elvis Andrus, SS Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3 Nomar Mazara, RF Xander Bogaerts, SS
4 Jonathan Lucroy, C Andrew Benintendi, LF
5 Rougned Odor, 2B Hanley Ramirez, DH
6 Mike Napoli, 1B Mitch Moreland, 1B
7 Ryan Rua, LF Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
8 Joey Gallo, 3B Christian Vazquez, C
9 Pete Kozma, 2B Deven Marrero, 3B
SP Nick Marintez, RHP Drew Pomeranz, LHP