7:37 p.m.: Ryan Lavarnway had a rough night behind the plate Tuesday. Hopefully, it’s all behind him, as the Red Sox catcher is celebrating a birthday. Lavarnway turned 26 years old today.
7:30 p.m.: Lineups are here!
Red Sox (69-46)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Carp, 1B
Jonny Gomes, LF
Stephen Drew, SS
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Brock Holt, 3B
Ryan Dempster, RHP (6-8, 4.54 ERA)
Robbie Grossman, LF
Brandon Barnes, CF
Jose Altuve, 2B
Jason Castro, C
Marc Krauss, DH
Brett Wallace, 1B
Matt Dominguez, 3B
L.J. Hoes, RF
Jake Elmore, SS
Jarred Cosart, RHP (1-0, 0.96 ERA)
6:45 p.m.: The Red Sox made a roster move Wednesday.
Matt Thornton, who exited Sunday’s game after feeling tightness in his side, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Pedro Beato has been recalled to take Thornton’s place on the active roster, and he will be available for Wednesday’s game.
Thornton has a 2.16 ERA (two earned runs in 8 1/3 innings) in 10 games since joining the Red Sox.
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox will look to get off to a better start Wednesday. However, if the end result is the same as Tuesday’s, Boston will happily take a few hiccups in the early going.
Ryan Lavarnway was charged with four passed balls in the first inning of Tuesday’s game, forcing the Red Sox to overcome a five-run deficit. To their credit, the Red Sox didn’t panic and eventually pulled out a victory, once again showing the character of this year’s club.
“This past week, we pretty much have three or four wins coming from behind,” David Ortiz said after Tuesday’s win. “That tells you this is a team, doesn’t matter what the situation is, we’re going to fight through it. We’re going to try to stay on top of our game and come back and make things happen.”
The Red Sox’ 15-run outburst Tuesday came a day after Boston was shut out by rookie Brett Oberholtzer and Co. Jacoby Ellsbury led the way with a pair of home runs, three RBIs and four runs scored, while David Ortiz collected four hits in the bounce-back win.
Ryan Dempster will look to make it two in a row against the Astros on Wednesday. He got lit up in his last start on Thursday, although Boston won that game in dramatic, walk-off fashion.
Wednesday’s first pitch in Houston is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. Tune in on NESN, and keep it right here with NESN.com’s live blog.
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