Found August 20, 2013 on Down on the Yarn:
(Photo/Carlos Osorio/AP) The Boston Red Sox got an outstanding performance out of Jon Lester on Monday night. The starting pitched tossed 8.1 innings of shutout baseball, surrendering only six hits and two walks while striking out three. Tuesday night, the Red Sox hope that starter Jake Peavy will give them a similar start. While Peavy will get his fourth start with the Red Sox on Tuesday night the focus will be on the shortstop position. Highly touted Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts will make his Major League debut on Tuesday night in place of shortstop Stephen Drew. Bogaerts was called up from the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox on Monday and made the trip out west with the Red Sox. The shortstop will likely be rotated in the lineup with Drew throughout the remainder of the season. “We’re trying to build in some scheduled down days, and Xander will provide that at shortstop with Stephen [Drew],” said Red Sox Manger John Farrell. “The reason we brought Xander was a right-handed bat to...
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