Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/21/13
2:06 p.m.: Xander Bogaerts got the start at shortstop and made his major league debut Tuesday. Stephen Drew, who replaced Bogaerts as part of a double switch in Boston’s 3-2 loss, will return to the starting lineup Wednesday. The Red Sox’ lineup is pretty standard, in fact. David Ortiz, who sat out Tuesday, will be back in his customary cleanup spot while playing first base. Check out the complete lineups below. Red Sox (74-54) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, 1B Jonny Gomes, LF Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Stephen Drew, SS Will Middlebrooks, 3B Felix Doubront, LHP (8-6, 3.95 ERA) Giants (56-69) Andres Torres, CF Marco Scutaro, 2B Brandon Belt, 1B Buster Posey, C Hunter Pence, RF Joaquin Arias, 3B Roger Kieschnick, LF Brandon Crawford, SS Barry Zito, LHP (4-8, 5.34 ERA) 8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox are putting their fans through the wringer lately. We’ve seen the highest of highs and lowest of lows over the last few weeks. It’s led to panic followed by tranquility followed by more panic. Tuesday’s loss, which followed a gem thrown by Jon Lester on Monday, undoubtedly has some Red Sox fans scratching their heads. The Red Sox fell to the Giants 3-2 on Tuesday, with Marco Scutaro working a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to cap San Francisco’s victory. Franklin Morales struggled with his control in the ninth, which prompted John Farrell to turn to Brayan Villarreal, who threw four straight balls to Scutaro. It was a curious decision, and it’s one that cost the Red Sox big time. The Red Sox enter Wednesday’s series finale in the Bay Area tied with the Rays atop the AL East. In fact, Boston (74-54, .578) is actually a few percentage points behind Tampa Bay (72-52, .581). The Sox would certainly like to finish their three-game series against the Giants with a victory, especially with three games against the red-hot Dodgers looming. Felix Doubront will take the ball for Boston, and he’s looking to bounce back after back-to-back subpar starts. There’s some good news, though. You won’t have to lose much sleep Wednesday night. Wednesday’s contest is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. ET, so get home, throw on some sweats, grab a cold one and tune in on NESN. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Headlines, Live Blog, Ricky Doyle

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Joel Embiid calls minutes restriction ‘f—ing bulls—‘

LeBron would ‘love’ to be in NBA long enough to play against eldest son

Report: Meeting between NFL owners, players on anthem was very positive

Alex Smith calls Mike Mitchell hit ‘about as flagrant as it gets’

Chris Paul criticizes Clippers' culture, says he had ball too much

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ben Roethlisberger takes shot at reporter over Martavis Bryant rumor

Kyrie Irving will never divulge why he left Cavs: ‘That’s not what grown-ups do’

Isaiah Thomas clarifies talk about never speaking to Danny Ainge again

Jared Goff sets up fundraiser to help those impacted by California wildfires

NFL, NFLPA release joint statement after anthem meeting

Ezekiel Elliott loses latest appeal, remains suspended

The 'Old faces in new places' quiz

Nikola Jokic: A throwback superstar for the modern era

25 questions heading into the 2017-18 NBA season

The 'Sure do hope you have a backup plan in place' quiz

Tale of the Tape: National League Championship Series

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House looms large over sports world for another week

The 'A butcher, a Baker, a touchdown maker' quiz

Tale of the tape: American League Championship Series

What's trending up, down so far in the NFL

Three Up, Three Down: Divisional Series brings both luck and heartbreak

The 'Adrian Peterson hopes to rise from the ashes in Phoenix' quiz

College football 2017 Week 7 predictions

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

The 'Old faces in new places' quiz

25 questions heading into the 2017-18 NBA season

The 'Sure do hope you have a backup plan in place' quiz

Tale of the Tape: National League Championship Series

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House looms large over sports world for another week

The 'A butcher, a Baker, a touchdown maker' quiz

Tale of the tape: American League Championship Series

Three Up, Three Down: Divisional Series brings both luck and heartbreak

The 'Adrian Peterson hopes to rise from the ashes in Phoenix' quiz

What's trending up, down so far in the NFL

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker