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The rain was a god thing Friday night for the Boston Red Sox, who took an 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians. There’s more rain in the forecast today, but all indications from the Sox media relations department are that the game will be played and start on time. The two teams split the first two games of this four-game set, meaning the winner today has a chance to win the series tomorrow. Good news then for Red Sox Nation as lefty ace Jon Lester goes for the Red Sox (29-20).
Here is the Sox lineup for this afternoon’s contest (first pitch – 1:35 pm EDT, weather permitting):
1. Ellsbury, CF
2. Gomes, LF
3. Pedroia, 2B
4. Ortiz, DH
5. Napoli, 1B
6. Nava, RF
7. Ross, C
8. Iglesias, SS
9. Ciriaco, 3B
Scott Kazmir takes the mound for the Indians (27-20). He is 2-2 with a 6.35 ERA in six games. The lefty was lucky to earn a no-decision in his last start as he gave up five runs on seven hits in three innings Monday against the Mariners.
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