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Red Sox at Astros lineups: Let’s try that again

Trying to get the road trip back on the right foot.

Boston Red Sox v Philadelphia Phillies
More of this plz.
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Garrett Richards and the Red Sox look to even their series with the Astros tonight (8:10 p.m.) and keep pace with the rest of the AL East after last night’s blowout loss.

Luis Garcia—one of several decent to good players in baseball with that name, strong name—gets the start for Houston. He’s pitched very well this season but the Astros are 3-7 in those games, which is the kind of trend we love to see, isn’t it folks?

As Matt and I discussed on a podcast that should come out tomorrow, this stretch of the year could well determine how the Sox approach the rest of the year. Will they earn a Chaim Bloom push all-in for, say, Max Scherzer? If so, now is the time to do it. Also the last two podcasts got eaten by The Aceves, so now you know what we said if It is still not sated.

Nothing much to report lineup-wise except Hunter Renfroe leapfrogs from ninth to sixth. Yordan Álvarez starts at DH for Houston; he good. Here they are:

Game 54 at Astros

Lineup spot Red Sox Astros
Lineup spot Red Sox Astros
1 Kiké Hernández, CF José Altuve, 2B
2 Alex Verdugo, LF Carlos Correa, SS
3 J.D. Martinez, DH Alex Bregman, 3B
4 Xander Bogaerts, SS Yordan Álvarez, DH
5 Rafael Devers, 3B Yuli Gurriel, 1B
6 Hunter Renfroe, RF Kyle Tucker, RF
7 Danny Santana, 1B Chas McCormick LF
8 Christian Vázquez, C Myles Straw, CF
9 Marwin Gonzalez, 2B Martín Maldonado, C
SP Garrett Richards, RHP Luis Garcia, RHP