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Red Sox vs. Tigers Lineups: Going for the split with Rick

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The Red Sox look to salvage a split after getting swept in Tuesday’s doubleheader

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images

After getting swept in Tuesday’s doubleheader to kick off this four-game set against the Tigers, the Red Sox have a chance to salvage a split on Thursday thanks to a blowout victory on Wednesday. In order to avoid losing another series they’re going to need at least a solid start from Rick Porcello. It’s been a really rough start to the year for the 2016 Cy Young winner, though he did start to look better his last time out. There is still work to be done, and he did allow some good contact, but he was hitting the zone. Generally, that’s the norm for Porcello, but it hadn’t been in his first few starts. Look for him to continue to pound the zone and challenge the hitters from his former club.

On the other side, the Red Sox are sending a mostly standard lineup to take on Jordan Zimmermann. Sandy León will be behind the plate, as I’d assume will almost always be the case when Porcello is on the mound. Additionally, we’ll see Michael Chavis at second base again. The full lineups are listed below. First pitch for this game is scheduled for 7:10 PM ET.

Game 26 Gamethread: Red Sox vs. Tigers

Lineup Spot Tigers Red Sox
Lineup Spot Tigers Red Sox
1 Jeimer Candelario, 3B Andrew Benintendi, LF
2 Nicholas Castellanos, RF Mookie Betts, RF
3 Miguel Cabrera, DH Mitch Moreland, 1B
4 Niko Goodrum, LF J.D. Martinez, LF
5 Brandon Dixon, 1B Xander Bogaerts, SS
6 Gordon Beckham, SS Rafael Devers, 3B
7 Josh Harrison, 2B Michael Chavis, 2B
8 John Hicks, C Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
9 JaCoby Jones, CF Sandy León, C
SP Jordan Zimmermann, RHP Rick Porcello, RHP