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Red Sox at Brewers lineup: Pomeranz starts, Hanley sits

It’s Boston’s first game in Milwaukee since 2003.

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox
Bring it.
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The Red Sox (17-14) visit Milwaukee for the first time in 14 years to begin a three-game series tonight against the surprising Brewers (14-14) at Miller Park (7:40 p.m., NESN).

The Brewers are led by Eric Thames, the slugger who returned to the league from an incredible stint in the Korean Baseball Organization and didn’t miss a beat in crossing the ocean, and Travis Shaw, the former Red Sox third baseman and wonderfully nicknamed “Mayor of Ding-Dong City.”

Shaw has done more than hit home runs this year, though. He has a .263/.303/.544 line, which the Red Sox would love, obviously, along with the fact he is fully functional at the hot corner. That he was traded along with Mauricio Dubon and Josh Pennington for Tyler Thornburg says a lot of Thornburg, and Shaw alone is proving a tough act to match, even against lefties (.323/.364/.613).

On the bright side, Brewers righty and eatings-eater Wily Peralta isn’t a tough act to match. The Red Sox will start Drew Pomeranz, who could be raw meat for a home-run hitting lineup, will try to do so. No playing the field for Hanley Ramirez tonight; he sits, as does Jackie Bradley Jr. Here are the full lineups:

Game 32, May 9, 2017 at Brewers

Lineup Spot Red Sox Brewers
Lineup Spot Red Sox Brewers
1 Mookie Betts, RF Jonathan Villar, 2B
2 Dustin Pedroia, 2B Eric Thames, 1B
3 Xander Bogaerts, SS Ryan Braun, LF
4 Andrew Benintendi, CF Travis Shaw, 3B
5 Mitch Moreland, 1B Domingo Santana, RF
6 Chris Young, LF Manny Pina, C
7 Sandy Leon, C Keon Broxton, CF
8 Josh Rutledge, 3B Orlando Arcia, SS
9 Drew Pomeranz, L Wily Peralta, P
SP Drew Pomeranz, LHP Wily Peralta, RHP