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Lineups and Game Notes: With Pedroia Out, Herrera Starts at Second Base

The Red Sox look to make it six wins in a row on Saturday, as the take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the second game of their three-game set. Here’s a look at tonight’s lineups for both sides:

Rays (23-32)

1. David DeJesus (L) DH
2. Ben Zobrist (S) SS
3. Matt Joyce (L) LF
4. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Desmond Jennings (R) CF
7. Kevin Kiermaier (L) RF
8. Sean Rodriguez (R) 2B
9. Ali Solis (R) C
SP: Jake Odorizzi (RHP) (2-4, 4.56 ERA)

Red Sox (25-29)

1. Brock Holt (L) 3B
2. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
3. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
4. David Ortiz (L) DH
5. Mike Carp (L) 1B
6. Jonny Gomes (R) LF
7. Grady Sizmore (L) RF
8. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
9. Jonathan Herrera (S) 2B
SP: Rubby De La Rosa (RHP) (First start of 2014)

Game Time: 7:15 p.m.

TV/Radio: FOX, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: Last night was Boston’s 2nd walk-off win in as many games, following a 4-3 win over the Braves on Thursday night in which rookies Jackie Bradley Jr. (walk), Brock Holt (walk), and Xander Bogaerts (single/error) combined for the 9th-inning heroics...This is the club’s 1st back-to-back walk-off wins since 7/31-8/1/13 vs. SEA...It was just the Red Sox’ 2nd walk-off triple in the last 57 years from 1958-2014...The only other in that time was Troy O’Leary’s 2-run 9th-inning triple to cap a 4-run comeback in an 11-10 win over MIN on 8/2/96...Pierzynski was the 1st Red Sox catcher with a walk-off triple since since Sammy White on 6/9/54 vs. BAL...According to Elias, Pierzynski’s blow was the majors’ 4th walkoff triple by a catcher since September 2012 (also Dioner Navarro, Ryan Doumit, Jose Lobaton), after none since FLA’s Bob Natal in 1993.

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